Pre-Production Lockheed-Martin F-22 Raptors


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Most of the pre-production Lockheed-Martin F-22 Engineering, Manufacture, and Development Raptors have appeared at the Edwards Air Force Base Open House. Production Representative Test Vehicle F/A-22A Raptors and early production F/A-22A Raptors were first assigned to Nellis Air Force Base in 2003.

1997 Nellis Air Force Base Golden Air Tattoo

Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptor The first of two prototype Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptors, N22YF wore the fictitious serial number 86-022 and the WA tail code of the 57th Wing when it was first displayed to the public at the Nellis Air Force Base Golden Air Tattoo on April 25, 1997.

Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptor Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptor, N22YF is now displayed at the Museum of the United States Air Force.

Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptor Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptor, N22YF

Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptor Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptor, N22YF

Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptor

Lockheed-Martin YF-22 Raptor

1998 Edwards Air Force Base Open House

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor The second Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture, and Development (EMD) Raptor, 91-4002, made its first public appearance at the 1998 Edwards AFB Open House.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor, 91-4002

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor, 91-4002

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor, 91-4002

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor, 91-4002

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor, 91-4002

1999 Edwards Air Force Base Open House

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 91-4001 was the first of nine Engineering, Manufacture, and Development Raptors. It was grounded permanently on Nov 2, 2000 and is now the subject of battle damage survivability tests.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor 91-4002 made its first public flight demonstration in the company of F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon 87-392 of the 412th TW.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor displays its planform as it breaks into the pattern for Runway 22 for a series of touch and go landings. It did not participate in Sunday's display.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor 91-4002 replaced Raptor 001 on static display on Sunday.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002

2000 Edwards Air Force Base Open House

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4003 Third Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4003 of the 412th Test Wing.

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-22A EMD Raptor,  91-4006 of the 412TW Stereo pair of Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4003. Cross your eyes until the two imagse line up to see the F-22A in 3-D.

2002 Edwards Air Force Base Open House

Boeing-McDonnell-Douglas F-22A EMD Raptor,  91-4006 of the 412TW Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006 of the 412 Test Wing.

422nd TES at Nellis AFB, September 5, 2003

F/A-22A PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES There were four F/A-22A Raptors assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES) of the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group (TEG) based at Nellis Air Force Base in September 2003.

F/A-22A PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES

F/A-22A PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES

F/A-22A PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES

F/A-22A PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES

F/A-22A PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES The reflective properties of the surface coating of the Raptor were distinctively different from the usual matte gray finish of the other fighters in the pattern. It will be tricky to reproduce the finish on a scale model.

F/A-22A PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES

F/A-22A PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES

F/A-22A PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES I managed to try out three shooting locations before the Raptor made its full stop landing.  While I wasn't as close to the runway as I used to get, I got some usable pictures in the low angle illumination of the early morning. 

F/A-22 PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES

F/A-22 PRTV Raptor of the 422nd TES The edges of the flight surfaces and the engine inlets are covered in low-observable materials.

2003 Edwards Air Force Base Open House

Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A PRTV Raptor, 99-4010 and 99-4011 of the 53rd TEG Both Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A Production Representative Test Vehicle (PRTV) Raptors, 99-4010 and 99-4011 of the 422nd TES of the 53rd TEG based at Nellis Air Force Base landed on Runway 22 at the beginning of the day of rehearsals for the 2003 Open house. .

Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A PRTV Raptor, 99-4010 of the 53rd TEG Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A PRTV Raptor, 99-4010 of the 422nd TES.

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Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A PRTV Raptor, 99-4011 of the 53rd TEG Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A PRTV Raptor, 99-4011 opened its payload bay as it taxied down Runway 22.

Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A PRTV Raptor, 99-4010 of the 53rd TEG Lockheed-Martin F/A-22A PRTV Raptor, 99-4010 of the 422nd TES. It carries tail code OT.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4003 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture, and Development (EMD) Raptor, 91-4003 of the 412th TW.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4007 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4007 of the 412th TW.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4003 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4003 exceeded load limits during pitch oscillations after passing through the wake of an F-16 on September 28, 2004.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture, and Development (EMD) Raptor, 91-4002 was towed to its display position the day before the Open House.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 on static display.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4005 Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture, and Development (EMD) Raptor, 91-4005 taxis out for the Saturday airshow.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4005 Lockheed-Martin EMD F-22A Raptor, 91-4005.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4005 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4005 reveals its rectangular afterburners.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4005 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4005 with F-16C of the 412th Test Wing.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4005 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4005 made its last flight on January 5, 2005. It is now used as a maintenance trainer at Langley Air Force Base.

2005 Edwards Air Force Base Open House

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006, 412th Test Wing Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture Development (EMD) Raptor, 91-4006 of the 412th Test Wing based at Edwards Air Force Base takes off from Runway 22 during rehearsals the day before the Open House.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006 is the sixth F-22A.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006, 412th Test Wing Condensation of water vapor reveals the vortices streaming from the wing tips of F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006. The rectanguler, vectored-thrust nozzles of its F119-PW-100 engines are highlighted by the flames of the afterburners

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006 with its payload bay doors open.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4006.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009, 412th Test Wing Last of nine Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptors, 91-4009 of the 412th Test Wing takes off from Runway 22.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture, and Development Raptor, 91-4002 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4002 on static display. It is the same Raptor that was displayed at the 1998 Open House.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009, 412th Test Wing Water vapor condenses below the engine inlets of Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 of the 412th Test Wing during a high-speed pass at the Saturday airshow.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 shows off its payload bays.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 makes a high-alpha (angle of attack) pass.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 climbs away on the power of its afterburning F119-PW-100 engines.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 and General Dynamics F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon, 87-0392, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 breaks away from formation with General Dynamics F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon, 87-0392 of the 412th Test Wing.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009, 412th Test Wing F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009.

F-22A EMD Raptor 91-4009, F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon 87-0392, F-16B Block 15AQ OCU Fighting Falcon 92-0455, and F-117A FSD Stealth Fighter, 79-10782 F-22A EMD Raptor 91-4009, F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon 87-0392, F-16B Block 15AQ OCU Fighting Falcon 92-0455, and F-117A FSD Stealth Fighter, 79-10782.

F-22A EMD Raptor 91-4009, F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon 87-0392, F-16B Block 15AQ OCU Fighting Falcon 92-0455, and F-117A FSD Stealth Fighter, 79-10782 F-22A EMD Raptor 91-4009, F-16D Block 40A Fighting Falcon 87-0392, F-16B Block 15AQ OCU Fighting Falcon 92-0455, and F-117A FSD Stealth Fighter, 79-10782.

2006 Edwards Air Force Base Open House

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 and General-Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon Block 15AR, 92-0453 of the 412th Test Wing Last of nine Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptors, 91-4009 of the 412th Test Wing breaks into the pattern for Runway 22 on October 25, 2006. It is accompanied by General-Dynamics F-16B Fighting Falcon Block 15AR, 92-0453 of the 412th Test Wing, which was built for Pakistan, but then embargoed.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 Contrails stream from the wing tips of F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 as it breaks into the pattern.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor, 91-4009 landing on Runway 22.

Lockheed F-117A FSD Nighthawk 79-10784, General Dynamics F-16B Block 15AQ Fighting Falcon 92-0452, Northrop T-38C Talon 64-13197, F-16C 87-0352, and F-22A 91-4007 of the 412th Test Wing.

B-52H 60-0036, B-1B 85-0068, C-17A 03-3121, and Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker 61-0320 on Friday, October 27, 2006.

F-117A 79-10784, F-16B 92-0452, T-38C 64-13197, F-16C 87-0352, and F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007 participated in the rehearsal on Friday.

F-22A 91-4007

Heritage Flight: Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture, and Development (EMD) Raptor 91-4007, P-51D N2580 Six Shooter, F-15E 89-0485, and A-10A 80-0206 on Saturday, October 28, 2006.

F-22A 91-4007, P-51D N2580 Six Shooter, F-15E 89-0485, and A-10A 80-0206.

F-22A 91-4007, P-51D N2580 Six Shooter, F-15E 89-0485, and A-10A 80-0206.

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4007

F-22A 91-4009.

F-22A 91-4009

F-22A 91-4009

F-16C 87-0352 and F-22A 91-4009.

Lockheed-Martin F-22A EMD Raptor 91-4009 participated in the Heritage Flight and Raptor demo on Sunday, October 29, 2006. .

F-22A 91-4009

F-22A 91-4009

Lockheed-Martin F-22A Engineering, Manufacture, and Development (EMD) Raptor 91-4008 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

F-22A 91-4008 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

F-22A 91-4008 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

F-22A 91-4008 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

F-22A 91-4008 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

US Air Force Heritage flight: F-22A 91-4008, P-38J N7723C, F-16D 80-0553, and OA-10A 80-0279 at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

Heritage flight at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

Heritage flight at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

Heritage flight at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

Heritage flight at Edwards Air Force Base on October 17, 2009.

F-22A 91-4008


Link to the Federation of American Scientists page about the Lockheed-Martin F/A-22 Raptor.

Link to the F/A-22 Raptor Team web site page about Raptors at Nellis.


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