I have a 1/72 model of YB-22. It was only a conceptual design. This is one of a kind model we will be auctioning off at 2015 Gathering of Eagles in Lancaster. Http://EdwardsMuseum.org. email me or message me on our FB page if u want photos or more info.
New American, e-mail, 25.06.2015 06:33
Russia is 30 years behind in airplane design and can only send trolls to comment on sites like this. But we here also are willing to spend hundreds of billions on stupid I-phones, but not willing to finance research on technology that is indeed needed. F-22 is a great continuation from F-15 and is totally dominating any battle field. Just a hundred of them will take out the entire Russian airforce.
Carl Grimm, e-mail, 09.12.2014 00:28
USSR-the good(?)one, The F4U and F6F were no match in maneuverability with the Mitsubishi Zero and we all know how that came out.
PO'ed Taxpayer, e-mail, 21.07.2014 13:55
Never in the history of aviation has so much been spent to protect so few from so little.
Mike Trout, e-mail, 10.04.2013 20:00
Shrek is love; Shrek is life
USSR-the good one, 03.07.2012 19:21
Mickey Rigney, in term of maneuverability f-22 is no match to the three-times-as-cheap su-37 DUH!
Mysery?, 03.07.2012 19:18
I am 11 and I know an important fact: this 'foamplane' costs 240 million$ to build, and here :another fact : Russia made a planes just a cool but it cost 60 million$ Reminder:Ukraine actually beat England in Euro 2012 but the referee was bribed and refused to believe it (the referee is a foxbeard) signed: Mystery?
a.machiaverna, e-mail, 01.10.2011 23:04
As good as the f-22 is , the xf-23 was the better airplane during flight evaluation trials. Politics?
Dave McNulty, e-mail, 11.02.2011 03:52
Nice fighter/bomber, but the F15 was better..
Allen, e-mail, 17.10.2010 02:49
This is one of the coolest planes I have ever seen in my entire life (even though I'm 13.) One day I would love to see the F-22 Raptor fly at Dobbin's Air Force Base in the air show. If you read this thanks for doing so, if you can please respond. Have a nice day , bye.
Mickey Rigney, e-mail, 07.10.2010 20:37
This has turned out to be a great aircraft, it sees everyone and no one sees it, in flight. First Look,First Shot, First Kill. I was one of the first Lockheed Tech Reps on the program and Lead Rep when USAF got first aircraft at Nellis AFB. Early on we went thru a lot of software issues (and there is a lot of software on this aircraft), but we and the USAF work thru these issues and now have an aircraft that is untouchable in Air-to-Air and it can put the bomb on the target any where any time. Oh yea, you need to catch it at an Air Show - WOW, it's maneuverability is not matched!! The RAPTOR is the threat to all others!!!
Steve, e-mail, 10.01.2010 18:55
The 3-view isn't an a production F-22, but actually one of the YF-22 prototype--cockpit placement, horizontal stab shape, and vertical stab sizes are different in the production F-22.
paul scott, e-mail, 17.09.2009 22:25
A great potential for the USA to retain the highest technological prowess - sadly, there have been simple problems not forseen. Though it has excellent stealth characteristics, recent problems showed in just the radar-absorbing material coming off in the rain. Also, major concern is now that the USAF is encountering a staggering 30-hour maintenance schedule PER HOUR per aircraft. congress, it has now been reported, has only agreed to roughly 187 aircraft being now procured from an original 600 + order. The cost overun also has had a major impact. it was also reported that a journalist was laughed in his face when he quoted each aircraft could cost $180 million per unit (As the defense departemtn quoted just $40 million at that time). The former has proved correct. A real shame for the USAF. Instead, it looks like they're pinning more hopes on the F-35 JSF.
Anonymous, e-mail, 25.11.2008 08:36
Callum i am not sure but the YB22 doesnt exist its just a spyrofoam little made up plane in the shape of a f22
Ben Thurston, e-mail, 18.08.2008 19:40
I helped develop the initial test airspace for the production of this aircraft. As Military Liaison for the Atlanta ARTC Center (1989-2004), I was deeply involved with the initial as well as the production testing of all the F-22 aircraft produced.
calum morris, e-mail, 16.02.2008 23:52
has anyone got pics of the YB-22?! its a delta attack version of the raptor, but im not sure about service