Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

@ San Francisco, CA

October 2016

As part of the performance demonstration, this Raptor from the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team performs a weapons bay photo pass during the San Francisco Fleet Week airshow.   The ventral weapons bay can hold six AIM-120C Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) or a variety of bombs while the side weapons bays will hold AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.  Internal carriage of weapons preserves the stealth characteristics of the aircraft.   First flown in 1997, they entered service in 2005 with a total production run of 195 aircraft.  Nikon D500 w/80-400 mm, processing with Aperture.


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