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F-117A BLACKJET MODEL 1/72 SCALE

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Part# 13-10728
MFR Model# BJR0872

Overview

F-117 Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed in complete secrecy by Lockheed Martin and operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The F-117 was the first aircraft to be designed around stealth technology. Its distinctive shape is designed to deflect radar signals rather than aerodynamic performance.

This high quality replica is crafted from plastic and comes with a wooden base.

Length is 11" and wingspan is 6-5/8"

The F-117 Black Jet, also known as the “Nighthawk”, was manufactured by Lockheed Martin. The F-117 was built to be used by the U.S Air Force. The U.S decided to develop a full-scale, radar-evading fighter. The F-117 had its first flight in June 1981.

The F-117A, a Black Jet variant, may look as if it were built for use by alien beings, but it is actually flown by flesh-and-blood humans like Capt. Phil McDaniel (above), a pilot with the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing. Any way you look at it, the F-117A is an unusual aircraft. Its design and development were also out of the ordinary.

The F-117A is equipped with sophisticated navigation and attack systems integrated into a digital avionics suite. It carries no radar, which lowers emissions and cross-section. It navigates primarily by GPS and high-accuracy inertial navigation. Missions are coordinated by an automated planning system that can automatically perform all aspects of a strike mission, including weapons release. Targets are acquired by a thermal imaging infrared system, slaved to a laser that finds the range and designates targets for laser-guided bombs.

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Q: What type of material is this item made of?

This high quality replica is crafted from plastic and comes with a wooden base.