Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA5803 Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk USAF 49th FW, 8th FS Black Sheep, #88-0842 It's Hammertime, Holloman AFB, NM, 2003, 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.
Lockheed Martin F-117A 88-0842 was C/N A.4067 and the 58th F-117 to be manufactured. The aircraft’s maiden flight took place on March 13, 1990 and was accepted on March 28, 1990. In December 1990 F-117A “It’s Hammertime” arrived in Saudi Arabia with the 416th TFS where it completed 33 missions. Later assigned to the 49th FW (The Fighting Forty Niners) /8th FS (Black Sheep) it completed 23 missions during Operation Allied Force and 9 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On January 29, 2008 “It’s Hammertime” was retired.
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