The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It is designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles

Variants in use with the United States of America

YF-22A, pre-production version used for ATF testing and evaluation. Two were built.

F-22A, single-seat production version. Was designated as the "F/A-22A" in the early 2000s.

F-22B, two-seat variant.

International variants

F-22I "Shamar" (F-22A,) , in use with the Israeli Air Force (1).

F-22J (F-22A) , in use with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

(1) Hebrew name "Shamar" translating literally into Watchman or Guard.

General characteristics

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Crew: 1

Length: 62 ft 1 in (18.90 m)

800px-F-22 Raptor Internal Weapons Bay

The internal Weapons Bay of a F-22 raptor.

Wingspan: 44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)

Height: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)

Wing area: 840 ft² (78.04 m²)

Airfoil: NACA 64A?05.92 root, NACA 64A?04.29 tip

Empty weight: 43,340 lb (19,700 kg

Loaded weight: 64,460 lb (29,300 kg

Max. takeoff weight: 83,500 lb (38,000 kg)

Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 Pitch Thrust vectoring turbofans

Dry thrust: 23,500 lb (104 kN) each

Thrust with afterburner: 35,000+ lb[6][317] (156+ kN) each

Fuel capacity: 18,000 lb (8,200 kg) internally,[6][314] or 26,000 lb (11,900 kg) with two external fuel tanks. About 3,050 gal or 20,333 lb JP-8 (without additions) internally.


Maximum speed: **At altitude: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h)

Supercruise: Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h)[150]

Range: >1,600 nmi (1,840 mi, 2,960 km) with 2 external fuel tanks

Combat radius: 410 nmi (with 100 nmi in supercruise)[313] (471 mi, 759 km)

Ferry range: 2,000 mi (1,738 nmi, 3,219 km)

Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (currently restricted to 44,000 ft, sans vests)[319] (19,812 m)

Wing loading: 77 lb/ft² (375 kg/m²)

Thrust/weight: 1.09 (1.26 with loaded weight & 50% fuel)

Maximum design g-load: -3.0/+9.0 g[15


Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A2 Vulcan 6-barreled gatling cannon in starboard wing root, 480 rounds

Air to air loadout:


2× AIM-9 Sidewinder

Air to ground loadout:

2× AIM-120 AMRAAM and

2× AIM-9 Sidewinder for self-protection, and one of the following:

2× 1,000 lb (450 kg) JDAM or

8× 250 lb (110 kg) GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs

Hardpoints: 4× under-wing pylon stations can be fitted to carry 600 U.S. gallon drop tanks or weapons, each with a capacity of 5,000 lb (2,268 kg).