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February 6, 2009
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Canon
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Canon EOS 20D
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300 mm
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Feb 3, 2009, 12:41:22 PM
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Raptor Departure by Atmosphotography Raptor Departure by Atmosphotography
One of Elmendorf's shiny new Raptors departing with several of his brethren. There were easily 25 F-22s at this Red Flag.

Nellis AFB 2009. Red Flag 09-02
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plumpener Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   Photographer
Great shot!
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Ricebot Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Wow!
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oni-rican Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
i wet myself.... god I love human ingenuity.
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Star-buck Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
oh my gosh, I'm so jealous.
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unhappynightmare Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
wow love this shot , lucky
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focallength Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Great shot. How do they sound compared to say, an F-15?
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Similar. These guys must have been light on gas for takeoff, 'cause over three days not one of them used burners on takeoff, which was a bit disappointing, but they sure are a beautiful sight.
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focallength Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
According to some reading I did, it doesn't need to. They can go close to Mach 2 without them and if need be, can use them to exceed Mach 2.
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Atmosphotography Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
uh, They can go supersonic in military power (mach 1) but the energy required to go Mach 2 is on an exponential curve, and it's definitely not hitting Mach 2 without burners.
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focallength Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
According to the Wikipedia article (which has plenty of citations), the max speed without burners is estimated to be Mach 1.82 and Gen. John P. Jumper, former USAF Chief of Staff, exceeded Mach 1.7 on 15, January, 2005, in supercruise (no burners) mode. It can far exceed Mach 2 in burner but it has limits put on the airframe to prevent over stressing since it can easily exceed it's design limits.
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