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  • Aviation History Magazine

    F-117A: The Black Jet

    Operating at night and virtually invisible to radar, the F-117A Nighthawk racked up a near-perfect combat record. After crossing the Serbian border at 18,000 feet, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel William “Brad” O’Connor’s F-117...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Arsenal | The First Stealth Aircraft

    On July 26, 1968, the North Vietnamese fired two SA-2 surface-to-air missiles at SR-71A No. 976. Neither crewman saw the SAMs detonate about 2 miles behind the supersonic “Blackbird,” whose crews called it “Habu,” after the deadly...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Build Your Own Black Jet

    There have been Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk kits available in a variety of scales and shapes even before there was an F-117. The super-secret “stealth fighter” took many forms on hobby shop shelves before the Air Force finally released a...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Stealth Secrets of the F-117 Nighthawk

    Its development was kept under wraps for 14 years, but by 1991, the F-117 Nighthawk had become a household word. Television viewers who tuned to the Cable News Network (CNN) on the evening of January 16, 1991, were treated to a rare...