F-25 Lightning decals for the F-22 Raptor fighter jet were revealed today at the Pentagon’s F-18 Fighter Wing event in Virginia.
The decals were designed to commemorate the first F-20 and F-23 Lightning aircraft, the first jet fighter and stealthy F-16 fighter aircraft, respectively.
The decals will be available as a digital download on Nov. 30, according to the U.S. Air Force.
The F-21 Raptor was a direct successor to the F/A-18C/D fighter, which was introduced in the 1970s to replace the venerable F-5 Corsair.
The F-19 Phantom II was designed to replace that aircraft, and the F–15C Block 51 is a direct replacement for the more recent F/E-4 Hawkeye.
The jets will be the first to receive the F35A, which is a new, larger version of the stealthy jet, and will replace the F18, which will be retired by the end of the decade.
The Block 51 was designed for a single-seat aircraft, but the Block 51 will be able to carry four aircraft.
The first F–35A fighter jet is scheduled to be ready for deployment in 2021.