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> and longer-range than the F-35

They are not. The published combat radius of the F-22 using supercruise (mil power) is shorter than the published combat radius of the F-35A, at 410nm vs 600nm. The F-22’s combat radius based on optimal cruise should be considerably greater than 410nm, but keep in mind that the F-22 actually carries a couple hundred pounds **less** fuel than the F-35A, and the F-22 is running two F119 engines.

In addition, the F-22’s combat radius is based on an air-to-air configuration (2 x AIM-9s, 6 x AIM-120s, ballpark ~2,500lb), while the F-35’s is based on a heavier air-to-ground configuration (2 X AIM-120, 2 X GBU-31s, ballpark ~4,800lb). [The Norwegians published a report](https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CFgQFjAIahUKEwj_vaLohfLGAhWEGpIKHZUKAzY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnorway.usembassy.gov%2Froot%2Fpdfs%2Fvolume-1—executive-summary—part-1_dista.pdf&ei=RUixVb-HJ4S1yASVlYywAw&usg=AFQjCNHS2cMRJyGuW1i4hsOEeYNJoGW_Rw&sig2=dxBDrOd1LJUyuwiKVRBenQ&bvm=bv.98476267,d.aWw) stating that a F-35A operating with a lighter config (2 X AIM-120, 2 X GBU-12s, ballpark ~1,700lb) can have a combat radius of ~~720nm~~ 673nm.

Edit: I made a mistake. The Norwegian figures should be 673nm on internal fuel plus ~1,700lb of stores. The 720nm+ range includes external fuel.

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