F-22 Raptor Thread

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    That might be part of the reason the Pentagon placed the F15X bonus order. To take some stress off the Raptor fleet for the 2024 MLU.
     
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    minutiae:
     
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    No Jura Just this is fact vs Fiction.
    You come after me on my flights of fancy from time to time like this so turn about.
    If a Bear is to be intercepted out of Alaska it has to come from an Alaskan AFB that's either F16 Agressors from Eielson AFB or F22 from JBER. There are only two fields. And two fighter types.
    None of the other types I listed could catch up to a Bear. Save perhaps a C17 but then what? He opens the ramp and threatens to drop a tank on him?
     
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    had the Pentagon decided to keep Raptors off Elmendorf (or any other base), it would have, please don't tell me F-15s couldn't be rotated

    Yesterday at 8:36 PM
     
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    No doubt it is, and I'm rather certain that those Raptors will be SLEPed, hopefully for another 8,000 hrs, the center Fuse is welded Titanium which like carbon steel is much more pliable than Aluminum. If they get those new F-15X's, those Raptors will get a little rest and rebuild, or R&R, which they have earned...
     
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    I did indeed point out to Jura in post 1195 that the Raptor's are at Elmendorf, which I'm sure he already know's.....
     
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    I've recently criticized the deployment of Raptors to Elmendorf, so I should look now, LOL!
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    Two Dozen F-22 Raptors Perform “Elephant Walk” As Part Or Readiness Exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. https://theaviationist.com/2019/03/27/two-dozen-f-22-raptors-perform-elephant-walk-as-part-or-readines-exercise-at-joint-base-elmendorf-richardson-alaska/

    Jura wrong again, LOL!
     
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    Well no wonder. Other than "on-aircraft fault isolation" all the other claims why the cost reductions were supposed to happen seem like hot air.
     
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    this thread for (dated Apr 22, 2019)
    USAF Standing Up Urgent ‘5th To 4th Gateway’ Site https://aviationweek.com/defense/usaf-standing-urgent-5th-4th-gateway-site
     
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