Lockheed F-22A RAPTOR BuNo. 91-001, "Spirit of America" a 1/72.
Modelo metálico a escala 1/72 verdadera.
Pintado profesionalmente con gran atención a los detalles. Todas las marcas e insignias aplicadas con precisión.
Opción para mostrar el avión en la peana que se suministra junto al modelo.
El modelo se puede mostrar con el tren de aterrizaje bajado o plegado.
Las cargas de armamento se proporcionan junto algunos modelos y pueden ser colocadas o no.
Incluye figura del piloto.
The USAF developed a requirement for a new air superiority fighter to replace the F-15 Eagle. Two proposals were submitted with the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor being selected as the new Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF). The aircraft is constructed using 39% titanium, 24% composite material, 16% aluminum and 1% thermoplastic by weight. All these components contribute to the F-22 being a light weight, extremely maneuverable, extremely fast aircraft that uses stealth technology. The F-22 is also capable of ground attack, electronic warfare and signals intelligence.
In 1986 Northrop and Lockheed Martin were each awarded a demonstration and concept validation contract. The Lockheed YF-22 won over Northrop’s YF-23. The YF-22 first flew on September 29, 1990 with the flight of the first production F-22 “Raptor” taking place on September 7, 1997. This aircraft was number 91-4001 with a serial of 91-001 and named “Spirit of America”. In October 1997 91-001 went to Edwards AFB in California for testing. What started with 91-001 will end in 2013 when the last planned 438th F-22 is delivered.
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.
First flight - September 7, 1997
Planned Production - 750 aircraft initial program objective
Altered plan in 1990 - 648 aircraft
Altered plan in 1994 - 442 aircraft
In 1997 Department of Defense report – 339 aircraft
In 2006 the Pentagon wanted -183 aircraft
2008 approval for 4 additional aircraft bringing the total to 187
Number built as of August 2009 - 145 (187 planned)
Role - Air superiority fighter.