F22 Maneuverability and Stability - Vertical Flight Video

F-22 Raptor’s Impressive Maneuverability

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F 22A RaptorThe maneuverability of the F-22 Raptor truly is amazing. The video below shoes the advanced capabilities of the F-22 beyond its radar and stealth technologies. The F-22 is much more stable in low speed maneuvers than all of its predecessors. As you can see in the video below, the F-22 can achieve vertical flight quickly after take off and pull some unbelievable maneuvers. F-15 pilots cant touch the Raptor in mock dogfights during flight tests. The F-22 Raptor is widely known as the most advanced and best military aircraft ever built. With a maximum speed of over Mach 2, advanced avionics, and stealth technology, the F-22 raptor truly is in a class of its own. Watch the video below to see the advanced stability and maneuverability of the F22 Raptor.

The armament and specifications of the F22 raptor can be seen in the image below. Click any picture for a full size image.

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Sep 26, 2007
12:12 am
#1 Paul :


Sep 28, 2007
2:10 pm
#2 Josh :


Dec 26, 2007
7:38 am
#3 Troy :

I’ve seen some better footage of the jet, but none the less, that video still seems to “drop your jaw” when you see what vector thrusting can make an aircraft do.

Apr 19, 2008
11:40 pm
#4 Max :

Personally. I can’t wait till the inevitable happens, again.

It happened in 1991 for the first time.

US F-15 vs Russia MiG 29. Results? Landside victory for the Eagle.


US F-22 vs Russia MiG 35 and SU-30. Seems unfair doesn’t it? Something tells me the Russian planes won’t even see the Raptor coming.

May 19, 2008
4:41 pm
#5 Walter :

Hey Max. When did F 15’s and Mig 29 go heat to head?

May 21, 2008
3:21 pm
#6 Andrew :

The German Luftwaffe has Mig 29s and the US trains with them all the time. The US operates out of Rammstein Airbase in Germany, and we have an extremely large Air Force presence there.

Feb 27, 2009
7:04 am

I really enjoyed the video, it is a well done job. I heard that the production of this Fighter is going to be halted due to the economic meltdown. Of all the programs to cancel, the Fighter that will determine the Air Superiority over our Lands of responsibility will be one of the selections? I would find some other way to save money, I assume that means there isn’t enough money available in the huge stimulus plan. The decision to stop the production of this Fighter will cost an awful lot of jobs, I wish some other solution could be found, so the planned production and deployment of this aircraft could continue as it was originally planned.
What can I do to help?

Feb 27, 2009
7:05 am

I really enjoyed the video, it is a well done job. I heard that the production of this Fighter is going to be halted due to the economic meltdown. Of all the programs to cancel, the Fighter that will determine the Air Superiority over our Lands of responsibility will be one of the selections?

Feb 27, 2009
7:06 am
#9 Mike :

I heard that the production of this Fighter is going to be halted due to the economic meltdown. Of all the programs to cancel, the Fighter that will determine the Air Superiority over our Lands of responsibility will be one of the selections?

Jun 26, 2009
8:15 am
#10 big sam :

Looks like the SR-71 was the father, and the Harrier was the mother. The boy will be Mr.Universe/POTUS/CEO of Berkshire-Hathaway when he grows up.

Jul 20, 2009
4:22 am
#11 tom :

Beautiful aerial ballet. But is this sort of low velocity dance really useful ?
If the f-22 aggressor is dog fighting at this speed and his opponent has a wing man, a $500 heat seeking missile will find the f-22 super hot exhaust and put it out of action in short order.

The question is : how often is super maneuverability going to be employed now-a-days ? How often are dog fights expected to happen ?

A force field defensive shield might be more useful in the long run.

Aug 1, 2009
10:53 pm
#12 henrry giles :

I love this f22 i heard is invisible to radar locks a lot of targets at the same time super fast but the SU37 is best in maneuverability in dog fight f22 will lose however big probability the SU37 won’t ever know where it came from

Aug 6, 2009
4:17 pm
#13 Raptor Love :

Yeah the dummies on capitol hill don’t get it. They think that the F35 will be able to do all the F22 can do. So they are heading that direction.

True and F35 versus what’s out there and currently in production it would be a fair fight, but my preference is an unfair fight, where my guy brings the tank to the knife fight.

The F35 is a ground support/multi role aircraft.
The F22 is an air supperiority fighter.

If you don’t have any idea what that means think of it like this. Would you use a shovel or a hoe to dig a ditch? Would you use a shovel or a hoe to weed a garden?

While we are on that topic: we are selling the F35 overseas….do you want to compete evenly equipment to equipment against it? or would you rather have the advantage?

As to wether or not you need the maneuverability take a look back at Korea, when we built jets with out guns, only missles. We ended up in dog fights unarmed, or under equiped. Bad spot for a pilot to be in. The maneuverability and speed of the Raptor also give it the ability to chase, intercept, and kill incoming missles.

Bottom line idiots on the Hill are not seeing the big picture, or don’t want to see the big picture. Did the learn nothing after the shutdown the F15 production line, and then realized they needed more? What did they do? Paid a lot more money to develop a new aircraft.

Even if the decision is made to NOT buy 300 F22’s, at the very least, I’d think long and hard about keeping the line at a minimal pace just to retain the skills and ability to build more for a few years. It’ll probably cost more to close the line down, then to keep it at a minimal run rate.

Sep 14, 2009
6:52 pm
#14 i donno :

firstly the us is not selling the f35 because its not a us fighter its a joint program and is a cheaper but not as good version of the f22 and do you really think in a battlefield like afghanistan you need an $100million + aircraft beacuase all that thing will do is blow up britsh forces and afghan civilians modern warfare is guerilla warfare no one will directly take on us millitary might but how do you think your aircraft carriers and your f15e strike eagles helped huh the brits are doing a good job then when we hand over to you americans you go and fuck it up

Oct 26, 2009
1:24 am
#15 stony :

Hay guys, the 22 is a first look, first kill acft. By the time any acft can lock-on to the 22 he will be able to see it, and the 22 will have a lock-on way before that. The only thing ANY acft will see on radar is when the side or mwb door opening then close and of course the missle!

Nov 7, 2009
12:20 am
#16 MATT :

the f-22 is the best simply because there are inhibitors built within the craft to keep the pilots from killing themselves. I mean if u cant even use the full potential of the air craft for the pilots sake then u have clearly reached the pinnical of man’d fighters.

Nov 15, 2009
12:37 am
#17 phillip a bowl :

The F-22 is the pinnacle of manned Fighters. It gives us an advantage with the use of electronics and creature comforts. When you need something to distract people and cause rumors and fright at air shows, you send a few Raptors and hover around displaying maneuverability and peeks at weapon bays. Whilst the world is busy deciding how to take in the information and defend against it, you send a UAV, maybe even a Raptor flown remotely by some 16 year old, pimply Flight Simulator Ace in the middle of a hole in the ground in the middle of the US. “Fox one!” and anyone, anywhere in the world is toast. The pimply kid sets an auto return program, which is good, because he has to go to high school in the morning.

You have suggested that the Raptor has measures to help protect the pilot, only if the pilot is in attendance. We (The USA) have air superiority. It comes in a hundred different forms all of which are UAV’s. From reconnaissance to strafing, the UAV is where its at. Look at the tomahawk, that’s 30 year old technology. Multiply that by extreme advances in pitch, roll, yaw sensors, GPS and processor speed and reliability and you come to a very serious advantage for UAV’s air superiority. Not to mention saving human/civilian lives. Humans are being removed from the cockpit. We, are the week link in our technology. An F-15 or F-22 pilot is only required to be able to consciously handle 10 G’s. All of the Mil Spec componentry is, and always has been, able to handle at a minimum 70 G’s. Get the picture?

The F-117 has been retired after only 11 years in service? The Raptor is a show of force, not an act of force. Give it 10 years, it will be retired also.

The skies will be controlled by UAV’s, enemies destroyed by Chemical Lasers floating around in places you wouldn’t even expect. Reconnaissance Missions preformed from miles away without any chance of harm to the operator, using devices that are virtually undetectable by the opposition. Then the opposition is surgically destroyed with precision weapons.

Guerilla warfare? We’ve been playing this game for a few wars now. Technology has come to a point where we are going to be able to end this concept. It is a slow process, but, we are determined as Americans. There is not a country in the world we have not proven this to.

-Made in the USA

Sep 18, 2010
5:42 am
#18 Santhosh :

We all are hearing the news regarding F-22. But the thing that everybody wants to know is whether the US has stopped the work on it or has it moved into some sort of higher generation fighter jet program.The US is constantly cutting its orders of F-22 and it is even reluctant to export it and whats more, it is trying to cut it defence budget as well.So what may be the real reason for it?

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