Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA5802 Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk USAF 49th FW, #88-0843 Affectionately Christine, Palmdale, CA, F-117 Farewell April 2008, 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 7.25" Wingspan, 11" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a retired American single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed by Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works division and operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). It was the first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology. The F-117 was based on the Have Blue technology demonstrator. The Nighthawk's maiden flight took place in 1981 at Groom Lake, Nevada, and the aircraft achieved initial operating capability status in 1983. The aircraft was shrouded in secrecy until it was revealed to the public in 1988. Of the 64 F-117s built, 59 were production versions, with the other five being prototypes. Primary Role: Stealth Attack Aircraft.
There were only 64 F-117s built with 59 being operational. It only flew from 1983 until 2008 but most aircraft saw combat in the Gulf War and former Yugoslavia. F-117 88-0843 was the 59th and last operational F-117 to be produced making its maiden flight on May 11, 1990. The aircraft was given the name “Affectionately Christine” and during the Gulf War with the 415th TFS completed 33 combat missions. Due to airframe wear and the introduction of the F-22 Raptor the F-117 was given a special paint scheme and retired.
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