The F-117A Nighthawk stealth aircraft, left many gaping mouth open-wide, when it was first unveiled for Public Viewing in 1980. Jonathan Skillings of CNET news has described the Aircraft in detail and its history in the coloumn titled “A brief History of the Stealth Aircraft’. Here are some of his observations and what I think about the aircraft.
The Stealth aircraft was used during the Cold War between U.S.A and (then) U.S.S.R
and was quite futuristic in its capabilities and in its desigs. Triangles and Trapezoids seems to be the major shapes for the design. Even now I feel that it is one of those things that can be described as majestic and commanding in looks and delivery. Well as of now the Stealth seems to be a feast to many eyes as it flies during the many Air Shows conducted in Mexico or Dubai.
‘A Model ofthe F-117A Nighthawk stealth, this particular model has a special place on my Desktop’
It seems the designs were chosen such a way that it enabled the Aircraft to hide on the sky both physically and from the Radar’s reach. The F-117A might be replaced by a more sophisticated and high end technology aircraft but nothing can take that ‘impact’ that it created and still creates among the Aircraft enthusiast. Due for retirement, the Aircraft still stands with all its regalness in the U.S Airforce.