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Prepar3d Lockheed Martin
F-22: Iris Simulations
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fangs out!
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
nice.
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agnott Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thanks!
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AgentJayHawk Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fully armed and operational!
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agnott Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Yeah! I have seen descriptions of a 4 tank + 8 AMRAAM external load out, but that might be a little far fetched nowadays! :XD: :XD:
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AgentJayHawk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Most likely!
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shouldn't the wings be bare?
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agnott Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Not necessarily, the F22 has used the external tanks for long distance flights (eg deployments to Hawaii) and has carried amraam on outer the wing pylons as well.
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know they do that. I meant more for the weapons load. The plane isn't supposed to carry any armament on its wings. They and the fuel tanks would make their stealth characteristics pointless.
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agnott Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
The stealth characteristics are only needed on the early days of a conflict (or) when a viable air or surface threat exists. Once the threat from SAMs or other fighters is reduced, a greater load can be carried by utilising the wing pylons, at the expense of the now less critical stealth features.
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally wouldn't risk something that expensive to fly no matter how reduced Military Intelligence claims the danger is. The F-22 isn't designed for fighting ground targets. It can if someone else lasers the target for the pilot. It has to rely on its stealth to combat smaller, less advanced, fighters.
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agnott Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
The USAF might agree there, seeing as how it's not been let near any conflict at all (that we know of), but in theory the aircraft is capable of sacrificing stealth for extra load.

I think F-22 carries INS/GPS guided JDAMS rather than the laser designated type?
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MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Meant more not sacrificing the stealth ability for more weapons load when a Stealth Eagle could do the same job better and would be more financially responsible. I don't think there would be any response those responsible could give that would placate the policy makers and politicians into not requesting their heads on a platter.
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mildirk Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I like this angle :).
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agnott Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thanks!! :D Good for showing off the internals! :D
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airking4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me wants to fly it!
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agnott Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Would be pretty sweet to fly the raptor, a heavyweight worth a killer punch!
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airking4 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yep
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