AK 4195. That’s the tail number of the last F-22 Raptor ever, which you can see here fully assembled and about to move into the flight line to get ready for delivery. That assembly line is now closed. Done. Forever.
Only 187 Raptors have been made out of the original 750-unit plan since April 1997, when the first unit came out of the Lockheed Martin assembly line. Two of those were lost in crashes, one in California on March 2009 and the last one in Alaska, on November 2010.
Despite being one of the finest fighter jets ever created, the F-22 has had a sad story of failures, from falling apart because of bad glue to failures in the oxygen supply, which grounded the entire fleet earlier this year.