Aviation Photo #1403381 Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor - USA - Air Force

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    Joe Osciak
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor
    Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
    Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
    Lockheed Martin
    645-4082
    04-4082
    FF
    Virginia Beach - Oceana NAS / Apollo Soucek Field
    Virginia
    USA
    September 19, 2008
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Photo Added: September 28, 2008

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Anonymous
8 years ago
The aircraft
Anonymous
8 years ago
Why is both the right and left aileron up?
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's just aerodynamic. In that point the aircraft its like a rocket, so the aileron become in a elevator and when the aircraft fly slower become again in a aileron, just like that. A wonderful aircraft. I'm from Argentina ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Good question... why are both ailerons up??.... cool pic though
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely fantastic! One of the best!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice; the clouds on the wing and the afterburner let me think: THIS is TH
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ironman eats these for breakfast.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice. Water vapor, afterburner trail and great detail. I agree...one of the best.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The texture and paint they use for the aircraft make it look so soft! When describing this plan to others, i really can't put into perspective how awesome it is, so i'll just show them this photo. Great Job!
Anonymous
4 years ago
"One of the best"? Perhaps you can tells us "one that's better"? Fantastic photograph, Joe !
Anonymous
1 year ago
Very nice close-in capture that makes the a/c feel very close and very real in this high-alpha turn. Answering the query from a few years ago (!) the ailerons do double duty as elevators (so correctly they'd be called "elevons" I guess). Concorde (built in the 60s) had the same system for its trailing edge - the ailerons could act also as elevators and indeed flaps (flaperons) as the situation demanded, the deflections were just a clever compromise between all those needs. This, and its ability to alter CofG using fuel transfers, made Concorde very manoeuverable, handling the JFK noise abatement departures wih ease. Nowadays we have more powerful computer systems to make this happen, but the principles are very old.

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