Why is the F-22 carrying externals?

Why is the F-22 carrying externals?

https://twitter.com/task_force23/status/1617001114158895104?s=46&t=kZcxswaWAF3eCT3kTR6oow

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so they dopnt have 2 do mid flight refuels lol xd

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Different configuration for mission flexibility.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is that f-22 spreading chemtrails is the real question. I demand answers from you austists.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      those are genetically modified super chemtrails designed to kill only vatmorons

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They've got so much surplus vaccine lying around it's cheaper than jet fuel.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's 5g

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it wanted to. The f22 does whatever it fucking wants. Fuck are you gonna do about it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well, yes ...

      https://i.imgur.com/ndIH7yp.jpg

      Why is the F-22 carrying externals?

      https://twitter.com/task_force23/status/1617001114158895104?s=46&t=kZcxswaWAF3eCT3kTR6oow

      https://i.imgur.com/s29yJ98.jpg

      Or they could be the stealth fuel tanks on the stealth pylons(drop the tank and the pylon falls off or folds up or something)

      Interesting, check picrel. They appear to be slightly splayed. Maybe an optical illusion?

      If not, that presents some interesting aerodynamics. There'd have to be a reason for that. Depending on what they are, that reason might help to identify what they are. Fuel tanks? Maybe it's a configuration for stealth. Sensor pods? Stealth and increased sensor sweep? Could be related to stability in flight when something like that is attached?

      Occurs to me that an F-22 could be a mistake to risk for a firefight somewhere like Ukraine; the risk is too high for the return. But, configured as a specialty AWACS-style platform, it might have advantages and special capabilities to gather very precise intelligence.

      I've got an alleged SR-71 sighting from last Summer that raises very similar questions. It seems obvious that the U.S. is in one of its most intense intelligence gathering states ever in history. The spook community could be pulling out all sorts of interesting kit for missions that stretch previous needs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, here we go. Posted to PrepHole last October, represented as a sighting over Florida "some time during the late Summer." Implied August or maybe Sep.

        If it's legit, glowies have dusted off at least one SR-71 for Some Reason.

        Assuming that they haven't always been in service despite "retirement." It may have some capability that other platforms lack and either never retired or a frame or two reactivated.

        I've no way to know if this is legit from Summer 2022, or if it's an old pic and someone is having a giggle. Under the assumption it's real, all the additional activity over Ukraine and monke chimping out with his nOOK! nOOK threats would reasonably mean that there is an incredible fuckton of activity. Little slips like these may be more common and harder to hide, so an occasional pic gets taken with the ridiculous amount of cameras saturating the planet these days.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Now that is interesting, assuming it's real sled drivers are going to have some stories in 40 years...

          Now its time for the OSINT folks to figure out if there are any missing airframes, since so far as we know there's 32 SR-71s made, as well as 3 YF-12's, 12 A-12's and 3 M-21's. Factor in 12 SR-71, 5 A-12, 1 M-21, and 1 potential YF-12 loss, and that means there's potentially 31 Airframes left in the world.

          SR-71 online lists 30 locations around the world where remaining SR-71/A-12/M-21/YF-12's have been put on display.

          Where's the last airframe?

          hint: it's "The Bastard"

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is it just me or are the contrails not aligned with the engines?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's common. Sometimes the contrail comes from a particular spot over the wing. I remember flying on some passenger plane and seeing the contrail form between the engine and fuselage.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Interesting, I'm assuming it has to do with the shape of the wake vortices kinda pulling the engine exhaust towards the center of the aircraft?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It'd be an interesting image in that the SR-71 did not spend much time in the 30k to 50k altitude range where contrails can exist.
          It only spent a couple of minutes in the mid-range so the timing on the photo would be very lucky.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Now that is interesting, assuming it's real sled drivers are going to have some stories in 40 years...

          Now its time for the OSINT folks to figure out if there are any missing airframes, since so far as we know there's 32 SR-71s made, as well as 3 YF-12's, 12 A-12's and 3 M-21's. Factor in 12 SR-71, 5 A-12, 1 M-21, and 1 potential YF-12 loss, and that means there's potentially 31 Airframes left in the world.

          SR-71 online lists 30 locations around the world where remaining SR-71/A-12/M-21/YF-12's have been put on display.

          Where's the last airframe?

          hint: it's "The Bastard"

          Is it just me or are the contrails not aligned with the engines?

          It'd be an interesting image in that the SR-71 did not spend much time in the 30k to 50k altitude range where contrails can exist.
          It only spent a couple of minutes in the mid-range so the timing on the photo would be very lucky.

          This was proven (and the OP admitted it) to be an edited old image. The original source is a game screenshot, pic related.

          https://twitter.com/lavie154/status/1581864883540238336

          https://twitter.com/jaiden_floyd/status/1581865101476663296

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            disappointing, but unfortunately makes much more sense than it being real. Thanks anon, my image look-up foo was weak.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Dammit. Makes me sad. Had hoped there was some absurd reason the Ol' Bird still had a reason to go on a last few missions. Would have been an amazing Post Script for a legend.

            Why my best dreams *always* gotta die?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I wanted it to be true. *le sigh*

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Checked also I seen some stuff guys
          I may live near a large airstrip and saw something strange a few months ago at 5 in the morning. Had the body of a space shuttle with an ass end of a Blackbird. Does anyone have the 4 unconfirmed Proto-type blackbirds ? Like there was one of a close up right next to a refueling plane that I really wanna see again. It was like no plane I have ever seen and Ive seen everything we are currently capable of publicly at space camp and this was unbelieveable.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        F-18s have splayed pylons

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This triggers me so hard it's the singular reason why I absolutely hate the Super Hornet. Otherwise I would've liked it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/5AEnna2.jpg

        F-18s have splayed pylons

        Christ, guys, you really don't know what splayed pylons are for? It's so that when you dump a payload -missile or fuel tank - it rotates and drops away from the plane. Otherwise it might ding the engine nacelles or whatever.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Only on planes with shit aerodynamics: The F/A-18 SH. The intake design fucked the aerodynamic of the innermost pylons, leading to a chance that the stores - be it drop tanks or munitions, might collide with the fuselage or other stores. Though, the exact reason the F/A-18 SH pylons were canted was because of accuracy problems when dropping bombs. It was a band-aid, not a design feature, you brainlet.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm going to agree and also disagree with you
            Never stop being you, bro.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >really don't know what splayed pylons are for?
          Dude anon, I am very educated & experienced in a ridiculously wide variety of subjects. My apologies that I haven't become an expert on military avionics. Yet.

          Thank you for reading my post and trying to help anyway.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The f22 does whatever it fucking wants
      can it? it can't defeat goat herders in flip flops for starters

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe it didn't even try?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        None has been shotdown while it did thousands of missions abroad. Although a few aircraft somehow managed to suppress the taliban. The taliban had to plead a deal to the Americans that they will somehow deal with al-Qaeda/ISIS in exchange for the Americans to pull out/stop bombing them. Before that, the taliban wasn't able to do anything and kept getting destroyed by american airstrikes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The f-22 did bombing missions against arabs too. Not exactly sure what you mean by that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Occupy a country for 20 years
        >Gets bored
        >Leaves
        >H-ha! T-T-Taliban better than Americans!
        Post skin color

  6. 2 weeks ago
    RC-135 Rivet Joint

    Those are IRST pods (most likely)

    • 2 weeks ago
      RC-135 Rivet Joint

      Or they could be the stealth fuel tanks on the stealth pylons(drop the tank and the pylon falls off or folds up or something)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, you can see that the ordnance is mounted off-axis to the outer edge of the pylon rather than it being in the middle like those pods
      It's the F-22 missile pylon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is more retarded than them being regular missiles.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    such a shame. No parts, no new frames. just an aircraft that will fade. Not even sure why we bother with it. We literally have to scrap old planes for parts because of nigbama.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      go fuck yourself

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He’s right. That moron Obama raped the US Military, his political purge of the Officer corps lead to the situation in Afghanistan since all that were left were political yes men

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they've been doing max AAM loadouts lately
    for whatever reason

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cuz it looks sick, bronathan

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's time for Exercise Red Flag

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Winning all the time with Luneberg Lenses attached was getting boring.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For the pulse laser pods.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because midair refuelling is more expensive than bolting on a drop tank. Pretty sure it doesn't have to worry about being locked up by ground based SAMs over California.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuel tanks for a long ferry flight. Simple as.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dennis thread

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Russians have been frisky off the US coast.
    Putting missiles on external pylons is a good way to smile and wave without having to show them internals.

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