Photo: F-22 Raptor refuels off the east coast
This cool close up picture shows how an F-22 Raptor appears from the boom operator’s windown on a KC-135 Stratotanker of the 756th Air Refueling Squadron, Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Maryland.
The Raptor belongs to the 1st Fighter Wing from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
The U.S. Air Force F-22 recently flew against the German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon at the Red Flag – Alaska. The GAF pilots and Eurofighter officials reports of the outcome of WVR (Within Visual Range) confrontation of the two combat planes are controversial.
Image credit: U.S. Air Force
- Langley’s F-22 pilot oxygen emergency during Red Flag caught on audio tape (theaviationist.com)
- Two F-22 pilots make public outing: “not comfortable” flying the Raptor right now (theaviationist.com)
- Farnborough 2012: “Yesterday we had Raptor salad for lunch” Typhoon pilot said after dogfighting with the F-22 at Red Flag Alaska (theaviationist.com)
- “Risk must be balanced with the requirement for the capability” Air Combat Command chief still confident in F-22 says (theaviationist.com)