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11 stunning F-22 fighter jet images
The Air Force's costly and controversial new F-22 Raptor made its combat debut during bombing runs over Syria in 2014, impressing defense experts with the first glimpse of its lethal firepower. Here are 11 stunning images of the stealth fighter jet in action.

F-22 Raptors near Andersen Air Force Base

Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth jet fighters fly near Andersen Air Force Base in this handout photo dated August 4, 2010. (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald/Handout)

Gulf Coast Salute

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes to the sky at the Gulf Coast Salute open house and air show over Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida, in this picture taken April 11 and released April 15, 2015. (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz/Handout)

F-22 refueling

A U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in Syria in this September 26, 2014 photo released on September 29, 2014. (REUTERS/Russ Scalf/U.S. Air Force photo/Handout)

F-22 and F-15 Eagle

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle (R) assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard breaks away from an F-22 Raptor aircraft assigned to the 154th Wing as the two aircraft line up for landing at Royal Malaysian Air Force base Butterworth, Malaysia, in this handout photo taken June 16, 2014. (REUTERS/US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson/Handout via Reuters)

F-22 jets in South Korea

F-22 stealth fighter jets belonging to the U.S. Air Force take off at a U.S. air force base in Osan, south of Seoul April 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won)

F-22 takes off

An F-22 stealth fighter jet belonging to the U.S. Air Force takes off at a U.S. air force base in Osan, south of Seoul April 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won)

F-22 taxis past a C-17

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor taxis past a C-17 Globe Master at Kadena U.S. Air Force Base on Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa June 16, 2009. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)

F-22 takes off at Kadena U.S. Air Force Base

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off at Kadena U.S. Air Force Base on Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa June 16, 2009. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)

F-22 jets over Okinawa

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jets fly over Kadena U.S. Air Force base on Okinawa May 30, 2009. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)

F22 deploys flares

An F-22 Raptor aircraft deploys flares over Kadena Air Base, Japan, in this January 15, 2009 photo released by the U.S. Air Force. (REUTERS/Clay Lancaster, U.S. Air Force/Handout)

F-22A fighter jet

A Lockheed Martin Corp. F-22A fighter jet is pictured in this undated photograph. (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Handout)

11 stunning F-22 fighter jet images

The Air Force's costly and controversial new F-22 Raptor made its combat debut during bombing runs over Syria in 2014, impressing defense experts with the first glimpse of its lethal firepower. Here are 11 stunning images of the stealth fighter jet in action.

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