F-22 demo from Luke AFB Saturday afternoon.
It was a truly awesome display!Wow! Awesome!
The bay doors are normally closed during flight, only opening once a target is acquired.In #3 and #4, why are the AA missiles yawed outward? Seems like airflow would try to pull them off. Sorry if this is USAF 101 question.
In #3 and #4, why are the AA missiles yawed outward? Seems like airflow would try to pull them off. Sorry if this is USAF 101 question.
I wish they would build more F-22's too.#2 and #5 are my favorites. I have yet to see one in person, but I did get to see the JSF fly over Eglin AFB, and I must say I wish we just built more 22's.
The light got worse as the day went on. I haven't posted any Thunderbird shots yet...the skies were truly awful by the time they went up.Cool he had a few sidewinders loaded in the bays... light was just awful that day it looks like...
Thank you!Very awesome - sharp and detailed! Well done.
It was an amazing demo!truly amazing!
Hard to make out from the pic, but I believe there are blast deflectors on the end of the Sidewinder missles. I've never seen this on missiles carried on other planes.It looks like if they were fired straight out the engines of the F-22 might ingest something, even just the flame, and that would be the end of the F-22. Doesn't make any difference where they are pointed as they will seek and find the target.