PICTURE: First flight of last F-22

raptor 4195 first flight 2012 560.jpgWe last saw Raptor 4195 on 13 December after it rolled off Lockheed Martin’s assembly line in Marietta, Georgia. The last of 195 F-22s ordered by the US Air Force then moved to finishings and pre-flight checks. Finally, as Flightglobal’s Dave Majumdar exclusively reported yesterday, the still-naked 4195 bird passed the first flight milestone. Lockheed  released the first photo of the last first flight (er, if you follow…) earlier today. The US Air Force will take delivery of the aircraft on 2 May, Majumdar reported.

(Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)


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