F-22 Raptor “first Flight” Lapel Pin W/case Lockheed Martin Adsco La Made In Usa
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F-22 Raptor “first Flight” Lapel Pin W/case Lockheed Martin Adsco La Made In Usa:
Back reads “Adsco LA Made In The U. S. A”
Lapel Pin W/Case
New old stock NOS .
Shipped with USPS First Class Package.
Flight testing of the F-22 began in 1997 with Raptor 4001, the first EMD jet, and eight more EMD F-22s would participate in the flight test program at Edwards AFB. The first two aircraft tested flying qualities, air vehicle performance, propulsion, and stores separation. The third aircraft, the first to have production-level internal structure, tested flight loads, flutter, and JDAM separation, while two non-flying F-22s were built for static loads testing and fatigue testing. Subsequent EMD aircraft tested avionics, CNI, and observables. Raptor 4001 was retired from flight testing in 2000 and subsequently sent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for survivability testing, including live fire testing and battle damage repair training. Other EMD F-22s have been used for testing upgrades and as maintenance trainers. The first production F-22 was delivered to Nellis AFB, Nevada, in January 2003 for Initial Operational Test & Evaluation 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 (USAF). The result of the USAF's Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but also has ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities. 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.