Remarks: A tribute to Burt Rutan at Airventure 2011: this was one of his favorite designs. Built in 1996, he used it as his personal transportation until he stopped flying in 2002 and then it was stored for 8 years. It was designed around the specs of a Beech Baron but was intended to be safer and faster despite the asymmetrical design: the engines are on the center and left, and the pilot sits on the right.
Remarks: The Raptor is powered by two Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 engines with the worlds first thrust vectoring nozzles. This means the nozzles can move to direct the thrust up to 20 degrees up or down giving it more maneuverability. Shown here in a 90 degree bank with full afterburner. The nozzles here appear to be vectoring the thrust slightly upward, making it more agile in the turn.