Flippin’ Cool

I’m not going to be one to post with content of other blogs, but I couldn’t let this one pass by because the photos were just so darn cool. The information comes from Danger Room – Wired News
The
F-22 stealth jet may be about as useful for fighting insurgents as a snowboard in Baghdad. The plane may cost nearly $120
million a pop, making it one of the most expensive fighters of all time. But hot damn, does that thing look bad ass when it’s going transonic.

Those are clouds forming around the jet, by the way. The plane’s near-supersonic speed changes the temperature and pressure of the air around it, causing ambient moisture to condense. Clouds naturally follow.

Pictures on the left: Richard Vogel, AP/Yahoo News. High five: L787. Two more pics on the right, one courtesy from the Air Force (via Op For),
the other from the AP…

 

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