…in America's Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) program… the Raptor!
You MIGHT be TOO CLOSE…when you're the same distance from the lampost… as the photographer!
The 5th generation of STEALH TECHNOLOGY has arrived, high above the skies of dormant Toronto!!
At $137.5 million USD each these "babies" are pricy but man can they fly! RAPTORS use thrust vectoring nozzle technology for incredible manoeurability, jamming technology to prevent counter-attack weapon "lock-ons" and strike their targets "sight" unseen.
The Congress of the United States has decided that the Raptor will never be sold internationally, to anybody, so Canada will never have any.
BUT WE WILL have some of these, which Canada is currently co-developing with the USA and several other Allied nations… the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35.
In the 2007 movie the Transformers, the Decepticon known as Starscream is an F-22.
In April of 2006, an F-22 pilot became trapped in his aircraft due to the canopy getting stuck. When all else failed he had to be cut out by fire department personnel.
The canopy was replaced.
…… and the cost?
A cool $182,205 USD, folks!