Stealth Fighter

F-22 Raptor, 94th Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force

The F-22 Raptor is the United States Air Force (USAF) air dominance fighter. A truly impressive aircraft, the F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft blending a combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, sensor fusion and integrated avionics. Lockheed Martin, the Raptor's manufacturer, claims these attributes combined with air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities, makes it the best overall fighter in the world today. Designed from the outset as a stealth fighter, the Raptor is a beautiful aircraft to photograph. On this this occasion, with the Raptor speeding past clouds it allowed me to capture the planform of this distinctive aircraft looking every bit aggressive as it's combat capabilities.

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