Aviation Photo #0975534 Lockheed YF-117A Nighthawk - USA - Air Force

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How happy everybody was to see this beautifully painted Stealth during this amazing display. And it was a once in a lifetime experience, since this fully hand made prototype was wearing this scheme for the 2nd and last time of its career, after the Edwards show it has been transferred from Palmdale to Holloman and will be used as a ground test bed only in the future. This aircraft suffered also a landing accident back in Jan 82, when it recovered onto a bed of foam, following the loss of the nosewheel.
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    Gerhard Plomitzer
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed YF-117A Nighthawk
    Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
    Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
    Lockheed
    A.4007
    79-10782
    ED
    Edwards - AFB
    California
    USA
    October 22, 2005
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Comments (15)

Anonymous
11 years ago
I have to say that I normally don't find the US flag very pretty but on this plane it sure looks great. Excellent picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a great photo i will never see again congratulations on taking such a great one
Anonymous
11 years ago
The Stars and Stripes looks amazing at any sight, but even more so on the belly of this Nighthawk! Wish I could have seen it in person!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What's beautiful F-117A,is great !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice photo! Try to scroll up and down when looking at it!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Greeeeat shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot, and it is cool to scroll up and down.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Why did they retire her!
Anonymous
7 years ago
One of the reasons it has been retired was one was shot down during the bombing raid over Serbia back in 1999. Detected by one old low-frequency russian radar, two rockets launched, one hit the target. Remains of the plane are on display in Air Museum at belgrade Airport.
Anonymous
7 years ago
It's just an amazing combination of shape and colors! ;)
Anonymous
6 years ago
First, this is a fantastic photo, which can never be taken again. I absolutely LOVE it!

Second, to the individual who commented "I don't usually think the U.S. flag is "pretty"....... I would like to suggest that you move to someplace else where their flag is more to your "taste". ( We won't miss you! ) Charley
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fifty stars and thirteen stripes!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Then I wasn't the only one that counted the stars and the stripes! Nice photo
Anonymous
5 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
4 years ago
Stealth eh? :P

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