I like these old photos of F-22 Raptors firing AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles from their hidden weapons bay. Especially the way this one curves looking for its targets, photographed from the top at the firing range over Point Mugu, California. The ones below show the very first time that a Raptor fired an air-to-air missile.

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Check out as the missile moves away from the jet as it's fired from the port hidden bay...

...then it stabilizes itself.

Another angle, spotted by David Cenciotti at the Aviationist:


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