F-117A NIGHTHAWK Stealth figher Desert Storm GULF WAR !
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F-117 NIGHTHAWK US Air Force Picture Signed numbered print Framed:Framed, matted, sealed 36" x 24" Ready to hang. NEW MEXICO -- The F-117A Nighthawk Stealth fighter from the 49th Fighter Wing, 9th Fighter Squadron "Iron Knights," from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Flies a training mission over the New Mexico desert. The F-117 is the world's first operational aircraft designed to exploit low-observable stealth technology. The unique design of the single-seat F-117A provides exceptional combat capabilities. Air refuelable, it supports worldwide commitments and adds to the deterrent strength of the U.S. military forces. The F-117A can employ a variety of weapons and is equipped with sophisticated navigation and attack systems integrated into a state-of-the-art digital avionics suite that increases mission effectiveness and reduces pilot workload Real Airplane facts:
The F-117 was the first true stealth aircraft released.
Although the F-117's flew through some of the most heavily defended areas in Desert Storm, not one aircraft was shot down or damaged.
On their first trip, the F-117's flew non-stop from Holloman AFB to Kuwait, taking around 18.5 hours -- a record for single-seat fighters still standing today.
The unique design of the single-seat F-117A provides exceptional combat capabilities. ... read more