Uh, not necessarily. It's still got a very effective gun...and going gun to gun against it is going to be very difficult. Particualrly when you cannot get your own missiles to work against it. Listen to what the agressor squadron people (who to this point have been the best we have in many respects) are saying...Once the F-22 is out of missiles, it is very vulnerable.
"The thing denies your ability to put a weapons system on it, even when I can see it through the canopy," said RAAF Squadron Leader Stephen Chappell, F-15 exchange pilot in the 65th AS. "It's the most frustrated I've ever been."
"We [even] tried to overload them with numbers and failed," said Colonel Bruce. "It's humbling to fly against the F-22." This is a remarkable testimony because the Red Flag aggressor pilots are renowned for their skill and experience. Lt. Col. Dirk Smith, 94th Fighter Squadron commander, said the aggressor forces represent the most lethal threat friendly forces would ever face.