Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Specification & Technical Data

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor Specification & Technical Data

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation super maneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.

Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
RoleStealth air superiority fighter
National originUnited States
Primary users
ManufacturerLockheed Martin Aeronautics and Boeing Defense, Space & Security
First flight7 September 1997
Introduction15 December 2005
StatusIn service
Number built195
Program costUS$66.7 billion
Unit costUS$150 million
Length62 ft / 18.90 m
Wingspan44.5 ft / 13.56 m
Height16.7 ft / 5.09 m
Wing area840 sq ft / 78.04 sq m
Empty weight43,340 lb / 19,700 kg
Maximum payload64,460 lb/29,300 kg
Maximum takeoff weight83,500 lb /38,000 kg
PowerplantTwo F119-PW-100 turbofan engines with two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles
FuelInternal fuel With two external wing tanks 18,000 lb / 8,200 kg
With two external wing tanks 26,000 lb /11,900 kg
Maximum speedAt altitude: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h) [estimated]
Supercruise: Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h)
Ferry range>1,600 nmi (1,840 mi, 2,960 km) with 2 external fuel tanks
Combat radius410 nmi (with 100 nmi in supercruise)
Service ceiling65,000 ft
Rate of climb200 m/s
Guns1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A2 Vulcan 6-barreled gatling cannon in starboard wing root, 480 rounds
Air to air loadout6× AIM-120 AMRAAM and 2× AIM-9 Sidewinder
Air to ground loadout2× 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
Hardpoints4× 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).


F-22 Specification Lockheed Martin website
Technology Data F-22 Raptor
US Air Force fact sheet F-22
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