Now the United States Air Force’s “Air Dominance Fighter,” the F-22 Raptor is arguably the world’s most advanced and capable air-to-air fighter aircraft. As part of the competition between the F-22 and F-23, the “YF” prototypes were flown, studied, and evaluated. Revell’s latest Snap-Tite aircraft offering, the YF-22, is a faithful reproduction of the winning prototype design.
Molded in light gray plastic with a sprue of tinted clear containing the canopy and another molded in black with the base, the kit convincingly captures the lines and essence of the YF-22. Camden, age 6, assembled the 15 kit parts in no time flat with minimal guidance from Dad. Since no painting instructions were provided, we opted to leave it “natural plastic.” The peel-and-stick “decals” flew on over the ensuing 20 minutes, and in less than an hour, Camden had completed his replica of the world’s most advanced fighter and had it buzzing around the house hunting for MiGs.
A great and simple kit for beginning modelers, we highly recommend Revell’s Snap-Tite YF-22 Raptor.
Thanks to Revell and IPMS/USA for providing the sample kit