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View Poll Results: Favorite Military Jet Aircraft
F-22 Raptor 8 57.14%
F-14 Tomcat 4 28.57%
F-15 Eagle 1 7.14%
F-16 Fighting Falcon 1 7.14%
F-35 Lightning 1 7.14%
AV-8B Harrier 3 21.43%
MIG 29 2 14.29%
Eurofighter Typhoon 0 0%
SU-27+ Family 1 7.14%
F/A-18C/E/F Hornet/Super Hornet 2 14.29%
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:00 AM
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I Only Had 10 Choices. The F-22 And F-14 Are My Picks.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:01 AM
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Here's a photo I took about a month ago. A pair of F-22s from Alaska came to Boeing field as part of an appreciation visit to the Boeing employees that helped build the plane. I know the plane has a Lockeed sticker on it, but a large percentage of the place was designed and built by Boeing for Lockeed.
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Nice Pic! Anymore?
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:10 AM
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Here's one taken about 10-15 minutes before the take off showing the second of the F-22s taxiing to the north end of Boeing Field. It's going past the Museum of Flight parking lot where I'm standing. Unforuntunately all I had was a simple digital camera so I couldn't really take more than these two pics especially at the speed those planes were going during the power take off.
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When it comes to jet aircraft, I think the SR-71 is tops. Any aircraft that can fly into the sunset, and never allow the sun to get any lower, is pretty impressive in my book. Oh, and remember the scene in "Space Cowboys" where Tommy Lee Jones is working on the landing gear of one? I've been under that same plane. It's at an aircraft Museum in OK.
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We have a SR-71 at the Museum of Flight here in Seattle as well. I think it also has a D21 drone mounted on it between the tails.
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The F-22 Raced The SR-71 And Won! ( Thats The Rumer)
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Of course, not that they'd admit what the max speed of a F-22 is to begin with. Excess of Mach 2 certainly. I think the SR-71 is in excess of Mach 3.

The interesting thing about the F-22 is that it's engines have a higher pitch than most jet fighters that I've seen.
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True. Do You Work For An Aircraft company Or Fly?
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True. Do You Work For An Aircraft company Or Fly?
Neither. My dad has been in the aerospace industry for almost 35 years. He also used to fly. Also have some friends and acquaintances that are in civilian and military aviation. I just study military history and technology as a hobby.

When I was still in school, my dad took me on a tour of the Boeing plant where they built their part of the F-22. Practically half that plane is done by Boeing. We also watched a B-2 take off from Boeing field. Again, even though the B-2 bomber is a Northrop plane, my dad did some of the R&D work on the B-2 at Boeing. They were told that it was supposed to be a new commercial airplane. I think large portions of the wing and aft fuselage are Boeing, and the bomb bay was modified from the Boeing B-52. He grew up in Arizona back when fighters would fly overhead and break dishes in the kitchen.
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