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F-22A Arrives At Hill AFB

Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:55 pm

The first F-22A arrives at Hill AFB for depot work. The aircraft flew directly from Langley.

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RE: F-22A Arrives At Hill AFB

Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:35 am

Wow, that canopy is crazy looking...
 
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RE: F-22A Arrives At Hill AFB

Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:38 pm

Interesting. It is carrying the very drop tanks that KC135TopBoom said we will never see used again. Looks pretty operational and standard equiptment to me...
 
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RE: F-22A Arrives At Hill AFB

Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:10 pm

It is standard equipment that can be added and removed just like on most fighters.

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RE: F-22A Arrives At Hill AFB

Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:10 am

It can be "standard" for various stateside ops. You will not see those tanks on the aircraft when they fence in during any combat op.

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RE: F-22A Arrives At Hill AFB

Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:21 am

Sure thats true at the onset of a war, but once air dominance is achieved of course they'll use them. I said its standard equipment, not standard to see it. Our birds don't usually fly with them.

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RE: F-22A Arrives At Hill AFB

Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:38 pm

Quoting Checksixx (Thread starter):
The aircraft flew directly from Langley.

Hence the tanks, long flight from Virginia to Utah.
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