Book Title: Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptor: : An Illustrated History
Author: David C. Aronstein
Format: Paperback | 72 pages
Publication Date: 08 Sep 2004
It's called the Raptor. The F-22 will be the U.S. Air Force's premier fighter for the first decades of the 21st century. Like other expensive military programs, the F-22 endured continuous scrutiny throughout its development a the aircraft that evolved was worth the wait. The F-22 is definitely "top gun" a it is more agile than current U.S. aircraft, has stealth capability, and is flexible in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attack missions. The Raptor is planned to start operational service with the U.S. Air Force in the year 2004, and when on-line, will provide a capability far beyond that of any other fighter aircraft.