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Airplanes and history. The maiden flight of the F-22 Raptor: it was on September 7, 1997

Rome, Italy - The first operating utilization will happen later on September 22, 2014

The first test flight of the F-22 Raptor fighter airplane with stealth features, destined to replace F-15, happened on September 7, 1997, but its opeating utilization occurred on September 22, 2014 for a bombing of ISIS positions in Syria. In the '80s to face the threat of the new SU-27, USAF decided to manufacture a new ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter) to replace F-15, equipped with fly-by wire control...

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