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F-22 (Jet fighter plane)

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Topical headingF-22 (Jet fighter plane)
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Variant(s)F/A-22 (Jet fighter plane)
Lightning II (Jet fighter plane)
Lockheed F-22 (Jet fighter plane)
Lockheed Lightning II (Jet fighter plane)
Lockheed Raptor (Jet fighter plane)
Raptor (Jet fighter plane)
See alsoJet fighter planes
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Lockheed aircraft
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Found inWork cat.: 95070169: Live fire testing of the F-22, 1995.
Designed for the kill, c1995: p. 7 (shaped for minimal radar cross section while still being able to supercruise) p. 175, in index under Lockheed (F22 Lightning II)
Advanced tactical fighter to F-22 Raptor, 1998: CIP galley introd. (publicly unveiled April 9, 1997 and dubbed the Raptor)
U.S. General Accounting Office. Tactical aircraft [ER] : DOD needs to better inform Congress about implications of continuing F/A-22 cost growth, 2003: PDF file, p. 1 (The Air Force changed the designation from F-22 to F/A-22 in September 2002 to reflect the aircraft's air to surface capability)
U.S. Air Force WWW site, July 13, 2012: F-22 Raptor fact sheet (F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's newest fighter aircraft; Based on maturity of design and other factors the program received approval for full rate production in 2005. Air Education and Training Command, Air Combat Command and Pacific Air Forces are the primary Air Force organizations flying the F-22. The aircraft designation was the F/A-22 for a short time before being renamed F-22A in December 2005; [consistently called F-22 elsewhere throughout the fact sheet])