US Naval Aviator explains why in air to air combat a P-51 Mustang would toast an F-117 Nighthawk everyday

US Naval Aviator explains why in air to air combat a P-51 Mustang would toast an F-117 Nighthawk everyday

The F-117 Nighthawk The F-117 is the world’s first operational stealth aircraft. The Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack… Read More

2 days ago

With an RCS of an Eagle’s Eyeball the F-117 Nighthawk was one thousand times less visible than the D-21, the least visible shape previously produced at Lockheed’s Skunk Works

The F-117 Nighthawk The Lockheed F-117A was developed in response to an Air Force request for an aircraft capable of… Read More

2 weeks ago

“Lone Wolf,” the F-117 that dropped the first bomb in Desert Storm, to arrive at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ahead of multi-year restoration

F-117 at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum On Nov. 11, 2023 the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon,… Read More

2 months ago

RAF Tornado Navigator recalls when his Tonka was stenciled with an F-117 zap after it made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB, home of the then top-secret Nighthawk

I said to a guard, “I suppose you have to wait until the surveillance satellites are clear before you fly… Read More

4 months ago

The story of when USAF replaced the debris of a crashed F-117 with those of a crashed F-101 Voodoo to keep the Nighthawk Secret

The crashed F-101 Voodoo had been in storage at the secretive Area 51 in Nevada for more than 20 years,… Read More

5 months ago

Museum of Aviation receives F-117A Nighthawk “Delta Dawn”

On May 19, 2023, a C-5M Super Galaxy delivered the retired F-117A Nighthawk from Tonopah, to become part of the… Read More

6 months ago

From “the Asset” to “the Cockroach:” F-117 pilot on Nighthawk’s nicknames when it was a highly classified program and when its existence became public knowledge

‘Black humor and a lack of restraint are common in the community when it comes to airplane nicknames, so I… Read More

8 months ago

USAF Aerospace Engineer explains how Serbs Were Able to Shoot Down An F-117 Stealth Fighter during Operation Allied Force

‘Unfortunately, on the day Vega 31 would be taken out of the sky, the [EA-6B] Prowlers were grounded due to… Read More

8 months ago

The Stealth Fighter that Never Was: How the Secret Development of the F-117 led to the Birth of the Misleading F-19

Models of the F-19 Stealth Fighter started to appear in the eighties and were available from four manufacturers: Revell, Monogram,… Read More

9 months ago

The USAF is looking for ‘suppliers with experience and capabilities’ to keep the F-117 Nighthawk flying until 2034

According to a Request For Information published on Oct. 3, 2022, the Air Force Test Center is looking for ‘potential… Read More

11 months ago

In 1980s the US offered the UK the chance to buy the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter to equip RAF Squadrons but the British MoD declined the proposal. Here’s why.

US President Ronald Reagan had offered Margaret Thatcher the chance to work on US advanced military programs during the 1980s… Read More

12 months ago

This RAF Phantom was stenciled with an “F-117 DON’T ASK” zap after it made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB

A RAF Phantom FGR.2 (F-4M in US speak) diverted there during RED FLAG 90-1, arriving back at Nellis with an… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the USAF F-117A stealth fighter that flew close to the left wingtip of an Iraqi Airways Boeing 747 during Operation Desert Shield

As far as is known, this was the first-ever encounter between an Iraqi pilot and the shadowy stealth fighter of… Read More

1 year ago

‘Two F-117s are participating in DACT missions with 144th FW F-15s,’ USAF says. And releases first official photos of Nighthawks deployment to Fresno.

Over the next few days the 144th FW’s F-15 pilots will conduct multiple dissimilar air combat training missions with the… Read More

2 years ago

Video and Photo of “retired” F-117 stealth fighters training with 144th FW F-15C Eagle fighter jets

As the video and the photo in this post show the stealth jets are currently training with the 144th FW… Read More

2 years ago

Remembering the Lockheed Sea Shadow, the ship that used the same stealth technology of the F-117 Nighthawk

The Sea Shadow was dry-docked before it ever launched beyond testing. However, its technologies were eventually applied to the lower… Read More

2 years ago