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F-22: Too Much For Pilots To Handle?

F-22: Too Much For Pilots To Handle?

Problems have plagued the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor since its inception.

Flaking, toxic stealth coating with equally toxic glue. International dateline software glitches. Pilots nearly passing out from lack of oxygen and the feared “Raptor Cough.”

So the jet went through a battery of extensive tests, over many years, only for one general to suggest something completely unrelated to the configuration of the plane’s innards: Maybe human beings just weren’t physiologically equipped to max out the attributes of this total sky carnivore.

For the complete story on Business Insider, click here.

Updated: January 25, 2013 — 11:46 AM

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