F-117_Nighthawk_Front

Introduction

After combat service in Vietnam the US military commissioned manufacturers to begin work on the F-117 Black Jet (Nighthawk).  The top secret project was developed by the Skunk Works a special division of Lockheed aircraft.  The F-117 after entering service with the US military it participated in several combat missions during operation Desert Storm.  The F-117 was declassified in 1992 and remained operational until 2008 with only one combat loss.

 

 

Features of the F-117A Nighthawk:

  • U.S.stealth ground attack aircraft
  • Jet engine aircraft two engine
  • Painted plastic construction
  • Scale 1/48
  • Operators:  U.S. Airforce
  • Time in operation:  1983-2008
  • Post - World War II Area Manufactures:  Lockheed