TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The advanced F-22 Raptor stealth fighters of the US air force were damaged or destroyed at Tyndall Air Base after they took direct hit by Hurricane Michael in Florida.

An unknown number of aircraft, including the multibillion F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, were damaged when the devastating Hurricane Michael mauled Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, the US Air Force has confirmed.

US Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Defense News that some jets were parked inside Tyndall's hangars due to maintenance or safety reasons, and all of those hangars were hit by one of the most intense hurricanes ever to have slammed into the shore of the United States.

The Air Force was unable to identify the number of aircraft damaged and to say which models were impacted.

Aerial footage showed extensive damage to the Florida base, including an upended jet on static display.