All flat panels and angles, and nearly invisible to radar, the F-117 Stealth Nighthawk was a truly groundbreaking aircraft when introduced in the early 1980s. The F-117 program wasn’t acknowledged publicly by the U.S. Air Force until 1988—and the Nighthawk was retired in 2008 after 25 years of service, including bombing missions over Panama, Iraq and Yugoslavia.
Brad O’Connor flew the Nighthawk during the NATO bombing campaign over Kosovo in 1999. With Stealth Fighter, he delivers a firsthand account that puts you in the cockpit of this revolutionary combat aircraft. It is an engaging look into the culture of those who fly high-tech fighters and bombers, and an account of the pinnacle of one pilot’s career in the cockpit.
Hardcover Book : 424 pages
Publisher: Motorbooks International Publishers ( April 15, 2012 )
Item #: 13-576692
Product Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 inches
Product Weight: 27.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)