The YF-22 was a developmental aircraft that led to the F-22; however, there are significant differences between the YF-22 and the F-22. Relocation of cockpit, structural changes, and many other smaller changes exist between the two types. The two are sometimes confused in pictures, often at angles where it is difficult to see certain features. For example, there are some F-22 with pitot booms which some think are only found on the YF-22. The YF-22 was originally given the unofficial name "Lightning II" by Lockheed, which persisted until the mid-1990s when the USAF officially named the aircraft "Raptor". For a short while, the plane was also dubbed "SuperStar" and "Rapier". The F-35 later received the Lightning II name on 7 July 2006.
The prototype YF-22 won a fly-off competition against the Northrop/McDonnell-Douglas YF-23 for the Advanced Tactical Fighter contract. In April 1992, during flight testing after contract award, the first YF-22 prototype crashed while landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
* DAZ Studio prop: dsf, duf/ png, with 57,156 polygons.
Opening canopy, with a Pose Control dial on the Body.
* Left and right wing flaps can rotate up and down.
- A second Pose Control dial rotates the wing flaps in opposite directions, as if the aircraft was turning.
Left and right tail rudders can accurately rotate left and right, with a Pose Control on the Body.
Landing gear can retract, with a Pose Control dial on the Body.
Landing gear doors can open and close, with a Pose Control dial on the Body.
Left and right side bay doors can open and close, with a Pose Control dial on the Body.
Left and right lower bay doors can open and close with accurately folding doors, with a Pose Control dial on the Body.
* One set of texture maps.
* All of the materials use Iray shaders.
All sales images rendered in DAZ Studio with an HDRI skydome environment.
Designed for use in DAZ Studio 4.9 and above with Iray. Not recommended for use in other software programs.
Software: DAZ Studio 4 With IRAY