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Hawaiian Raptors launch for a Joint Training
A United States Air Force F-22 Raptor, from the Hawaiian Raptors, takes off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 20, 2015. The F-22 engines produce more thrust than any current fighter engine. The combination of sleek aerodynamic design and increased thrust allows the F-22 to cruise at supersonic airspeeds (greater than 1.5 Mach) without using afterburner -- a characteristic known as supercruise. Supercruise greatly expands the F-22 's operating envelope in both speed and range over current fighters, which must use fuel-consuming afterburner to operate at supersonic speeds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich/Released)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Aaron OelrichReleased |  VIRIN: 150420-F-WY331-009.JPG

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