F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Photo Scrapbook
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F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Photo Scrapbook

by Tony Landis
     
 

The F-117 Nighthawk was the world's first operational aircraft designed and built to utilize stealth technology. It was developed specifically to attack high-value targets and escape without being detected by hostile radar systems. The F-117 first saw action during Operation Just Cause in Panama in December 1989, it owned the skies over Iraq during Desert Storm in

Overview

The F-117 Nighthawk was the world's first operational aircraft designed and built to utilize stealth technology. It was developed specifically to attack high-value targets and escape without being detected by hostile radar systems. The F-117 first saw action during Operation Just Cause in Panama in December 1989, it owned the skies over Iraq during Desert Storm in early 1991, and it supplemented NATO's Operation Allied Force in Yugoslavia and Kosovo. This photography-driven history follows the design, construction, and flight-testing of BLUE-01 and BLUE-02, Lockheed's original demonstrator aircraft. The focus then shifts to the Scorpion Flight Test Team and the development of the F-117 from its first flight through its Initial Operational Capability approval. Only recently has the veil of secrecy surrounding the F-117 and its history been lifted, allowing the general public to learn about this groundbreaking aircraft and its amazing development team. F-117 Stealth Fighter Photo Scrapbook contains never-before-seen photography covering the design, construction, and development of the F-117 and its service history in Operation Desert Storm.

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Modeling Madness - Scott Van Aken
I can always count on Specialty Press to come out with something interesting and this latest edition in their Photo Scrapbook series certainly fills the bill. For the first time, much of the secrecy around the development of this unique aircraft has been removed. The result is a much more detailed look at how the F-117 came to be. This also includes a raft of photographs that most of us have never seen. Overall, this is a truly fascinating book and one that I know you will find as pleasurable to read as did I. Highly recommended to all. -Modeling Madness, June 2006, reviewed by Scott Van Aken
Air Power/Wings - Mike Machat
If you enjoyed the F-117 article in our February 2005 WINGS, you'll definately enjoy reading this newest book on the revolutionary Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk. Authors Yancy Mailes and Tony Landis were both deeply involved with documenting the history of this incredible airplane, and have now taken that effort to the next level with this exciting new compilation of facts, figures, and recently declassified photos of what was once a Top Secret aircraft program. Filled to the brim with sharp clear color photos of nearly every aspect of the F-117s development, this new book is a Stealth Fighter fanatic's dream. -Air Power/Wings, August 2006, reviewd by Mike Machat
Air Classics Magazine
Well-produced and heavily illustrated with new photographs, this is a recommended book. -Air Classics, November 2006
Hyperscale - Brett Green
"F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Photo Scrapbook" is an excellent introduction to the subject, and will be a useful reference source for modellers too. Despite the implications of its title, this book also contains very useful historical text in its introduction, but the photos are certainly the highlight. -Hyperscale, July 2006, reviewed by Brett Green
Internet Modeler - Chris Banyai-Riepl
For those who like modern jets and are fascinated by the stealth fighter, this is a book that you cannot afford to pass up. The incredible amount of information presented, at a low price, makes it well worth ordering. -Internet Modeler, August 2006, reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl
Aeroplane (UK)
"F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Photo Scrapbook should find a place on the bookshelf of anybody with an interest in the aircraft itself or stealth in general, if not just for the photographs then for the two chapters dealing with the aircraft's development." -Aeroplane, May 2005

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580070997
Publisher:
Specialty Press
Publication date:
07/15/2006
Series:
Photo Scrapbook Series
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Landis was born and raised in southern California and joined the Air Force right out of high school. He has a life-long interest in aerospace history and images from his photo collection have been published in hundreds of publications.

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