This volume examines the technical and operational details of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, scheduled to become operational in 2004. The plane, which will replace the F-15 Eagle, America's current Air Dominance Fighter, features the latest technological gains in low observable and stealth capability, avionics, materials, engine performance and aerodynamic deisgn. It examines the plane's capacity for "first look, first kill" in all environments, allowing pilots to track, identify and shoot the threat before even being detected. It also describes the Supercruise feature that allows the F-22 to fly at nearly Mach 2 without using afterburners. This book should be of interest to: general readers; enthusiasts; historians; military personnel; pilots; designers; engineers; manufacturers; and defence personnel.
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Steve Pace (Tacoma, WA) is a dedicated aviation history writer who has authored 15 books in the last 20 years.
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