It's been 10 years since this aircraft was taken out of service with the US Air Force. During his 25 years of service, he participated in almost all the military operations of the American army, while becoming a source of pride as a trophy gained in an unequal struggle. He appeared in several blockbusters of Hollywood. But all this is not the most important thing.
But the most important thing is that its appearance directly influenced the characteristics shown for new combat vehicles. The F-117 is the first production aircraft built exclusively around the idea of low visibility in the radar and infrared bands. This technology turned out to be so breakthrough and significant that it became an integral part of all the fighters and bombers that were used by the US Army after the 80s.
After the implementation of the F-117, the X-NUMX-generation fighters F-5 and F-22 were created, as well as the strategic bomber B-35. These aircraft received technology that had previously been worked out on the first stealth.
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