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F-22 Raptor Minimum Radius Turn Composite Image

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor performs the stiff pitch above the AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House crowd at Langley Air Force Base, Va., May 18, 2018. In its demonstration, the aircraft showed stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionic warfighting capabilities.

Thrust Vectoring around the corner

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor performs the stiff pitch above the AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House crowd at Langley Air Force Base, Va., May 18, 2018. In its demonstration, the aircraft showed stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionic warfighting capabilities.

Check out the incredible composite image below showing the F-22 Raptor performing a Minimum Radius Turn. The Raptor is able to turn so tightly due to the thrust vectoring capabilities of its two powerful afterburning engines. As the angle of the thrust increases, the engines literally start pushing the jet tighter into the turn, leading to some truly incredible maneuvers.