Not Even an F-22 Can Withstand the Forces of Nature
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

Security, Americas

Especially hurricanes.

Key point: Hurricane Michael in 2018 is but one example of how the weather can harm expensive military equipment.

The F-22 Raptor may be the most elusive fighter ever built. It has a radar-cross section the size of a marble, and if it gets into trouble, it can rocket away traveling up to two-and-a-half times the speed of sound—so fast that the friction from the air would melt its radar-absorbent coatings right off its airframe. But...

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