How the F-117 Nighthawk Gave Rise to the F-22 and F-35
The National Interest -

Robert Farley

Stealth, Americas

The warplane pioneered the military concept of stealth.

Here's What You Need to Know: The Nighthawk remains an odd duck.

Rumors of the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter abounded, well before its first use in combat. After first seeing action in Operation Just Cause, the strike fighter delivered some of the first attacks of the war into the still-formidable teeth of Iraqi air defenses—well before the Iraqis could do anything about it. The F-117 went on to serve in...

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