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Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:57 am

Found this on the USAF web site this morning:

http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061016-F-0000Z-101.jpg

First Pacific F-22 rolls out

Lockheed Martin rolls out the first combat-capable F-22 Raptor stealth fighter destined for operations in the Pacific Theater. It will be assigned to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. The F-22 dominates any adversary through unmatched performance achieved through stealth, supercruise speed, agility, precision and a complete view of the battlespace achieved with the advanced sensor suite embedded in the aircraft.


Additional photos:
http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061016-F-0000Z-101.jpg
http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061016-F-0000Z-102.jpg
http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061016-F-0000Z-103.jpg

http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/050512-F-2295B-910.jpg
 
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:45 am

Awesome, PACAF's got a new toy! Any idea when Hickam AFB gets theirs?
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:45 am

It would look even better with RAAF markings ...
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:55 pm

I love the slogan on that banner: "Coming to a theater [of action] near you..."  

[Edited 2006-10-20 05:55:37]
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:18 pm

Quoting HawaiianHobo (Reply 1):
Any idea when Hickam AFB gets theirs?

It hasn't been determined that Hickam will get F-22s. The Air Force wants them here, but nothing finalized yet.
 
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:09 pm

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 3):
I love the slogan on that banner: "Coming to a theater [of action] near you..."

I find this slogan extremely arrogant, but that's perhaps just me ...
 
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:09 pm

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 5):
I find this slogan extremely arrogant, but that's perhaps just me ...

Thats cool, but remember the USAF SAC, two legs of the nuclear triad, and "Peace is Our Profession" slogan?

That was a sick joke, our job was to vaporize places that National Command Authority deemed worth vaporizing.

We preferred "Delivered in 45 minutes or less, or the second one is free".

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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:12 pm

Quoting HawaiianHobo (Reply 1):
Any idea when Hickam AFB gets theirs?

"I'm excited about getting this incredible new air dominance capability into the Pacific. F-22As based in Alaska in the near-term and Hawaii in the mid-term demonstrates the tremendous American commitment to the region by assuring security and stability for our nation, as well as for our friends and allies," said PACAF commander General Paul V. Hester. In the future, the aircraft will also be assigned to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. The 199th Fighter Squadron of the Hawaii Air National Guard will fly the F-22 and the 531st Fighter Squadron will be an Active associate squadron to them.

From an August 3, 2006, USAF press release,.
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:48 pm

Quoting Ha763 (Reply 4):
It hasn't been determined that Hickam will get F-22s. The Air Force wants them here, but nothing finalized yet.

I apologize Ha763, I thought it was certain they were getting them. My old cohorts at the HIANG seemed to be under that impression. Of course, we had been promised F-15 C's and D's to replace our old Mai Tai A's and B's for years, so I hope you can understand my rush to that conclusion.  Smile

HIANG really DOES need replacements for those old planes though. They were finding all kinds of cracks it seemed like a few years ago on a few of those jets.

Quoting Vzlet (Reply 7):
"I'm excited about getting this incredible new air dominance capability into the Pacific. F-22As based in Alaska in the near-term and Hawaii in the mid-term demonstrates the tremendous American commitment to the region by assuring security and stability for our nation, as well as for our friends and allies," said PACAF commander General Paul V. Hester. In the future, the aircraft will also be assigned to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. The 199th Fighter Squadron of the Hawaii Air National Guard will fly the F-22 and the 531st Fighter Squadron will be an Active associate squadron to them.

From an August 3, 2006, USAF press release,.

Thanks Vzlet for the info! Now one question... is the article suggesting that the 199th will share the 22's with an active squadron or will the 531st get their own?

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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:39 am

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 5):
I find this slogan extremely arrogant, but that's perhaps just me ...

It's just you.
 
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:16 am

Ya know, I still prefer the looks of the F-15 Eagle.
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:26 am

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 5):
I find this slogan extremely arrogant, but that's perhaps just me ...

You would, wouldn't you?

It's just a play on the term "theatre"...which is how the US Military has divided up areas were it operates. Not I said operates, not "dominates, owns, runs, etc" or any other arrogant terms.

I'm sure more familiar with milspeak can add more.

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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:01 am

Quoting TSV (Reply 2):
It would look even better with RAAF markings ...

That was actually a hint for one of the Photoshop Wizzes out there to put Roos on that last photo instead of the Star and Bars. (Waits in anticipation ...)
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:54 am

Typical Civforum members:
"It looks ugly"
"maybe it just needs paint"

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 5):
Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 3):
I love the slogan on that banner: "Coming to a theater [of action] near you..."

I find this slogan extremely arrogant, but that's perhaps just me ...

It would be if a decision or outcome was already decided. I suppose it would be arguable if F-22 played a good performance, it would depend on competing roles.  Wink
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:58 pm

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 3):
I love the slogan on that banner:

Now they just need a theme song. Something to the tune of Blondie's "Rapture" with "Raptor" obviously substituted would do nicely.
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:19 am

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 5):

I find this slogan extremely arrogant, but that's perhaps just me ...

You can't blame them for bragging a wee bit. If I was flying a RAFALE or a TYPHOON (or any of that Sukhoi junk) I would stay on the ground whenever an F22 was flying around.
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:03 pm

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 5):
I find this slogan extremely arrogant, but that's perhaps just me ...

its just you... I find it funny coming a Frenchman to make a comment about being arrogant........ nothing personal, but just ask anyone anywhere if they think the French are arrogant and 9 times out of 10 their answer will be yes.


The F22 is a magnificent aircraft... any country that had them would have some entitlement to making jokes like "coming soon to a theater near you" especially since that slogan was made up in the US to start with.
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:08 am

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 16):
I find it funny coming a Frenchman to make a comment about being arrogant.

Oh yeah, I see. You are from that crowd which decide who has the right to express his opinions or not, based on his nationality.
I deeply disrepect your opinion (to be polite).
 
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:20 pm

it's not really arrogant, but maybe 'low brow'.

I found it funny/sad, but I'm sure the jocks love it.


killing people is the point though so I give them credit for not beating around the bush  Smile
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:55 am

Quoting TSV (Reply 14):
Now they just need a theme song. Something to the tune of Blondie's "Rapture" with "Raptor" obviously substituted would do nicely.

That's brilliant!
"... then out comes the F-22,
and you try to run,
but he's got a gun,
and he shoots you down,
and strafes the town, ..."
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:04 am

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 17):
Oh yeah, I see. You are from that crowd which decide who has the right to express his opinions or not, based on his nationality.
I deeply disrepect your opinion (to be polite).

Well you were the one who said you found the comment to be arrogant and I was simply stating that the world considers the French to be arrogant, so whilst you are free to express your opinions, you will have a hard time convincing people that they are valid opinions based on how quickly you made a negative comment about something to which your nation is perceived to be.  Wink
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:52 am

On a related development, it was reported that the contract for the sixth F-22 production batch had just been issued to Lockheed. The $1B order for 23 additional Raptors will run up to Feb 2010.

http://www.f-16.net/news_article2061.html
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:34 am

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 21):

Yeah, I saw that, good news. The number is already above 200, but let's keep going.  Wink
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:12 am

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 5):
Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 3):
I love the slogan on that banner: "Coming to a theater [of action] near you..."

I find this slogan extremely arrogant, but that's perhaps just me ...

Imagine its you...a/c like this are meant to be in action, but, perhaps you just like to watch instead of play!!!
 
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:02 am

Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 10):
Ya know, I still prefer the looks of the F-15 Eagle.

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F-15C/D will be around past 2025.  thumbsup 
 
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RE: Great Picture Of An Unpainted F-22A

Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:08 pm

It,s probably a good plane, even if it,s not the best looking plane and the US of A probably need,s more than any others. Merry Christmas everyone  santahat 
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