Last Raptor Mid Body Completed

Posted 12 May 2011
Photo by Fred Clingerman

Production of the 195th and final F-22 mid body was completed at the Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on 12 May 2011. The fuselage section was loaded into its shipping container prior to an employee ceremony. The container was then shipped to Marietta, Georgia, for mating and final assembly. A bit of the Lone Star state traveled with this Raptor to the Peach State as employees placed a Texas flag in the container. The final F-22 Raptor will roll off the Marietta assembly line in late 2011 and is scheduled for delivery to the US Air Force in early 2012. F-22 mid body production began on 5 June 1995. The total production number includes test and production Raptors.

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