English Language Discussion => AIR FORCE => Topic started by: dexy on December 14, 2011, 08:54:03 pm

Title: Final Raptor Rolls Off the Line
Post by: dexy on December 14, 2011, 08:54:03 pm

Final Raptor Rolls Off the Line

Lockheed Martin has completed manufacture of the final F-22A Raptor, which rolled off the production line on December 13.

Dave Allport - 14-Dec-2011

The final production F-22A Raptor, 10-4195 'AK', rolls out of the factory at Marietta, Georgia, on December 13. Lockheed Martin

ROLLING OFF the Lockheed Martin production line in Marietta, Georgia, on December 13 was the last F-22A Raptor to be built for the US Air Force, serial number 10-4195. Although still unpainted, the aircraft already carried the 'AK' tail code of its future unit, the 525th Fighter Squadron of the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
After completion of company and government test flights, the aircraft will be painted and delivered to the 525th FS in May 2012, becoming the unit's new 'flagship.' The new aircraft is the 187th production Raptor, following on from eight development airframes, making a production total of 195 aircraft.