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Lockheed F-22A Raptor

Mod Blue0Bull  1.6 years ago

Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor:

Information about aircraft:

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force. It's the direct result of the USAF's Advanced Tactical Fighter program, and won the from its competitor, the Northrop YF-23 Blackwidow. The prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, built most of the F-22's airframe and weapons systems and conducted final assembly, while Boeing provided the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.

YF-23 and YF-22 together infront of hangar

Credit to users:

I want to thank Indecision and BogdanX for helping me with this extremely difficult project. BogdanX gave me lots of criticism on things like landing gear, weapon bays and exhausts. He also helped me with the performance of the aircraft. He mainly helped on the pitching of the aircraft. I appreciate his time to give me so much feedback.

Indecision helped me allot too. He built the AIM-120C, AIM-9X and GBU-32 JDAM for me with my request. He aslo helped doing research on stuff like the weapon bays and such. Massive thanks to him for spending so much time on building the 1:1 custom weapons.

Also thanks to Ryan, WrightAirCo for suggesting this scheme. AK 302 FS ;)

Not to mention SPMC, thanks fellas.

Armaments:

My F-22A is armed with two AIM-120C AMRAAMS, two AIM-9X Sidewinders, and two GBU-32 JDAMs.

Use of weaponry:

AIM-9X: Lock and fire with Gaurdian missiles.
AIM-120C: Lock and fire with Interceptor missiles.
GBU-32 JDAM: Drop Boom 50 bombs.

Aircraft controls:

AG-1: Activates full afterburner. Isn't controlled by throttle input, only by activation group 1.
AG-2: Opens all four armament bays.
AG-3: Drops all armaments, be sure that the armament bays are opened when doing this.
AG-4: Activates airbrakes on the vertical stabilizers.
AG-8: Off/On navigation lights

Features:
  • Fully paneled airframe.
  • Realistic performance, matching top speeds, turn rates, etc.
  • 302d Fighter Squadron markings.
  • Custom weapon bays.
  • Custom weaponry.
  • Cool afterburner effect.
  • Custom landing gear, plus custom suspension on front landing gear.
  • Custom engines.
  • Wings with custom control surfaces, slats, actuators. The wings also have the classic downwards curve of the Raptor.
  • It actually flies and is over 1000 parts!?
  • 90% blueprint match. (Landing gear and landing gear doors aren't perfectly matching. I kinda freelanced them, but they still represent the Raptors landing gear.)
  • Formation lights.
  • My hand is getting tired from typing this, you get the picture.
Personal note:

This is without doubt the most time consuming and frustrating project I've ever started. Nonetheless, I had fun building this crazy aircraft. It always has been a dream of mine to be able to build the F-22 or YF-23. I decided to build the F-22 instead of the YF-23 because it's slightly easier to do so. I had to incorporate allot of new techniques in this build. So, I'm very pleased with how it turned out. This is without any (of my) doubt my best creation , and I'm extremely excited and proud to present it to you all. I hope enjoy this plane.

Mobile/lower part count version

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 4 airplane(s) +21 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 45.7ft (13.9m)
  • Length 61.3ft (18.7m)
  • Height 17.7ft (5.4m)
  • Empty Weight 14,219lbs (6,449kg)
  • Loaded Weight 34,499lbs (15,648kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.559
  • Wing Loading 37.2lbs/ft2 (181.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 928.2ft2 (86.2m2)
  • Drag Points 4251

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1023
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    There's a link at the bottom of the description that directs you to the lower part count version. It's about 700 parts instead of 1023 parts. Enjoy!

    Pinned 1.6 years ago
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    12.2k ChrisPy

    @Blue0Bull Im thinking on how I can repanel that triangle section in the front any ideas or tips?

    24 days ago
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    12.2k ChrisPy

    Thanks man! @Blue0Bull

    one month ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @ChrisPy Yeah, sure thing! Use whatever you need buddy.

    one month ago
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    12.2k ChrisPy

    Hey would you be ok with me doing a reiteration of this build with FT codes a more realistic flight model and other improvements down the road? I would do my own version but building a F-22 is very time consuming and I think your F-22 would be the best candidate for what I hope to achieve.@Blue0Bull

    +1 one month ago
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    Hey can you make a version of this with thrust vectoring ? I would love to see a realistic thrust vectoring F22

    4 months ago
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    No problem

    4 months ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @SlavicRussian Thanks for the feedback buddy

    +1 4 months ago
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    But wow im watching an a raptor airshow on yt rn while flying this and wow is this realistic, most realistic aircraft I have ever seen! Of course the actual stats of the raptor is classified it looks as if I can maneuver just like the real thing!

    Edit: ok I only found one nitpicky unrealistic part, the weopons bay. Nothing major, the only thing is that it goes a little too slow. I put the rotators to 1.0 speed and it seems more realistic. Its nitpicky yes but thats literally the only things I see wrong lol

    +1 4 months ago
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    Is there a way you can figure out how to moddel in the raptors thrust vectoring? Like moddel it so I can do stuff like the falling leaf maneuver and that some what janky cobra?

    4 months ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @KnightOfRen It is fictional, but still pretty interesting.

    7 months ago
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    37.4k KnightOfRen

    @Blue0Bull
    Stealth Tomcat?? That's a thing? What's it called?

    7 months ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @Redtangodown1 I might build the stealth tomcat soon-ish if I got enough time for it!

    8 months ago
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    @Blue0Bull I wonder if you could make the sea raptor, that would be amazing.

    8 months ago
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    16.7k SneakySniper

    Exactly, It’s genuinely sad @Redtangodown1

    +2 8 months ago
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    @StepBro that is totally right, lately I have been seeing a lot of planes that look great but fly poorly and vice versa.

    +1 8 months ago
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    Incredible, I was so happy when it was first made because simpleplanes didn't have a good f22 until you made this.

    +1 8 months ago
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    16.7k SneakySniper

    @ReignSUPREME hey at least he focuses on flight characteristics AND looks rather then just LOOKS

    8 months ago
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    37.4k KnightOfRen

    Coincedence that I'm doing one of these right now. Want a tag?

    8 months ago
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    37.4k KnightOfRen

    Thank you for making some of the best planes on the site! You are one of the greats! @Blue0Bull

    8 months ago
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    Mod Blue0Bull

    @ReignSUPREME You are correct about the engine pods not being accurate, hence the 90% match and not >90%. I watched allot of videos seeing how the missile bays and such functioned, and I am certain I nailed them. As for the nose, yeah it is a little rough near the canopy but the general shape is like the real raptor's nose and the transition is pretty much like the real thing.
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    Thanks for the feedback friend, I'll incorporate it in the new version I am working on :D

    9 months ago
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    I'm surprised no one noticed this before, but of course, if there is a problem with my test method, please point it out😄

    +1 9 months ago
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    • There isn‘t 90% Blueprint match, you make the body very wide and the corners at the bottom are not quite right, which is very different from the Blueprint.

      • the nose and the transition shape of the body are not right

    • the side Missile bay is also wrong, it should be two pieces on one side, but you only have one.
      Don't mind, I just pointed out some little problems. It's still an excellent build, with perfect wing cross-section, smooth Paneling, beautiful afterburner engine and beautiful side view, and it works well in the game, as you can see from the photos you take. That's what I need to learn!👍👍👍😄😄😄
    9 months ago
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    Looteralie poot my pc in my mouth when I saw this it was that good.

    9 months ago
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    438 hRmm

    Best F-22 I saw yet!
    It moves smooth and it has only 1k parts so I can run it in low physics.

    10 months ago
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