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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2013, 12:01:07 AM »
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2013, 04:18:17 PM »
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2013, 11:42:15 AM »
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2013, 02:35:26 AM »
Sweet!
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2013, 12:31:39 PM »
Just a thought, a F-22B with diverter-less intakes and vectoring versions of the F-35's axi-symmetric nozzle as well as systems upgrades from the F-35.

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2013, 03:12:38 AM »
Just a thought, a F-22B with diverter-less intakes and vectoring versions of the F-35's axi-symmetric nozzle as well as systems upgrades from the F-35.

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2013, 06:48:13 AM »
My first thoughts are that you'd require at least two F-35 kits and one F-22A kit.  I'm not sure about the engine mass flow requirements, F120 vs F135, but some playing with the F-35 inlets will likely be necessary to get them to properly work for two F120 engines.  A host of US and export markings to put it in (export to Israel, Japan, Australia, S. Korea, et al. - perhaps even RAF).

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2013, 12:07:42 AM »
Evan, I just got hold of an X-32 and did some 'dry' fitting of the parts, I couldn't help but notice that inside the intake it has a similar shape to the F-35's only it's bigger -- (only one intake as opposed to two which feed the same single engine).  Isn't that more like what you're after ?

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2013, 03:06:32 AM »
Evan, I just got hold of an X-32 and did some 'dry' fitting of the parts, I couldn't help but notice that inside the intake it has a similar shape to the F-35's only it's bigger -- (only one intake as opposed to two which feed the same single engine).  Isn't that more like what you're after ?
Yeah, two X-32's would do as side inlets on a F-22B; I'd have to get all teh bits and pieces together to see how they meshed and I can't remember if the X-32 had the lo nozzles of the production F-35.

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2013, 03:29:12 AM »
I can't remember if the X-32 had the lo nozzles of the production F-35.

Is the lo nozzle the same as what the F-22 has Evan, the X-32 kit has something very similar.  The Italeri kit is of what could be called the USAF 'A' model, it doesn't have any lift fan equipment for it.

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2013, 09:01:44 AM »
I can't remember if the X-32 had the lo nozzles of the production F-35.

Is the lo nozzle the same as what the F-22 has Evan, the X-32 kit has something very similar.  The Italeri kit is of what could be called the USAF 'A' model, it doesn't have any lift fan equipment for it.
In that case, you're wanting two X-35 or F-35 A/C (the F-35B has a different nozzle that swivels one way only) nozzles to do this one as I was envisioning it.  The X-32 nozzle is as it is to allow the thrust diversion in the v/stol version (not that it was that successful, they had to remove pieces as I remember, to do the vtol demonstration.

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2015, 03:18:02 AM »
One day maybe...

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2016, 12:51:25 PM »
So maybe this is a thing or just a nasty bit of gossip, nonetheless, it is in the news: Defense News.com > F-22 Restart for US Air Force Not 'A Wild Idea'
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #38 on: June 14, 2016, 01:26:15 AM »
So maybe this is a thing or just a nasty bit of gossip, nonetheless, it is in the news: Defense News.com > F-22 Restart for US Air Force Not 'A Wild Idea'


Don't think anything will come of it... but man is it fun for some whiifery!  :)
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2017, 03:19:17 AM »
New NATF image:

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2017, 06:33:29 AM »
I would love an F-22N/NATF kit! Such a good-looking machine.

Speaking of looks, even though it's not stealthy I love how cool the F-22 looks with tanks on.

Has anyone done a Euro-1 Raptor?
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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2018, 12:41:19 PM »
Stealth Phantom. Top drawing is 'presumably' scaleoramed from 1/100 to 1/72


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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2022, 09:42:08 AM »
A few possible exports:
RAF - armed with Meteors and ASRAAMs instead of AIM-120s and AIM-9Xs
Norway - armed with Meteors nad IRIS-Ts instead of AIM-120s and AIM-9Xs
Japan - armed with AAM-4s and AAM-5s instead of AIM-120s and AIM-9Xs

Beyond those, there are also long-range patrol versions with four 600 gal. drop tanks (the wings are set up for that).  If you don't need the stealth, each wing pylon could have, F-15-style dual launchers for AIM-9Xs, ASRAAMs, IRIS-Ts, or AAM-5s

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2023, 12:42:29 PM »


(not my snark)

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Re: F-22 Raptor
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2023, 12:49:06 PM »
It should have been a gun kill considering the call signs used by the two aircraft performing the mission (Frank01 and Frank02) which is a direct reference to WW1 ace Frank Luke. 





***According to a current discussion at another forum the F-22 is unable to utilize the gun option above a certain altitude which is why Fox-2 was the weapon of choice. 
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