I'd just ram the Ferrari with my vette. I'm not getting it. The f22 kills things really far away? Does that mean that dogfighting is outdated? Then the technology is really in the smart missile.
Is there already a discussion on the f22 I can look at.
It's not as simple as you make it out to be. The F-22 Radar can track targets far away. The airplane flies at over Mach 1 without the use of AB, so it stays fast, and high, very high.
The other fighters don't see it. But it sees them, and can shoot at long range. So, they're unaware of the Raptor presence.
Until missile impact.
What do you consider a dog-fight?
How do you think a fighter engagement starts?
If the other fighters could see it, they can match its speed, for a few minutes, until it runs them low on fuel (supercruise has huge tactical implications). Even if you skipped the missile engagement, and went straight to BFM (Basic Fighter Maneuvers), the F-22 has all the cards - it out-accelerates, out turns, out climbs and simply out-performs everything else by a long shot.
So, sure, make it a gunfight, the Raptor wins.
Make it a missile fight, with equal missiles between the adversary and the Raptor, and the Raptor wins.
But there is a lot more to the airplane than just missiles and guns.
The advantages it has are speed, stealth, range, endurance, altitude, targeting, networking, and others.