Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk

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

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

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

6 days ago

From “the Asset” to “the Cockroach:” F-117 pilot on Nighthawk’s nicknames when it was 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

1 month 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

2 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

3 months ago

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

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

4 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

6 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

7 months 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

9 months 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

The story of the RAF Phantom that made an emergency landing at Tonopah AFB and was stenciled with an “F-117 DON’T ASK” zap

The diversion took place on Nov. 9, 1989, and the aircraft was Phantom FGR.2 serial XV476. As we have reported… Read More

2 years ago

Unexpected Guests! Video shows rare F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters landing at MCAS Miramar

Notice the high-visibility TR tailcode carried by the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters. Posted on its YouTube Channel by AirshowStuff and… Read More

3 years ago

Cool photos show stripped down F-117A Nighthawk being delivered to Hill Aerospace Museum

‘A BIG day at the Hill Aerospace Museum! Our new F-117 Nighthawk arrived today, all the way from Tonopah, Nevada.’… Read More

3 years ago

The Story behind the Photo of the HAVE Blue model that Lockheed placed on pole to test the RCS of the stealth demonstrator that led to the F-117

Ben Rich was in the radar room with the technician when the technician turned to Rich and said that he… Read More

3 years ago