Since the 1991 Persian Gulf War with Iraq stealth fighters have played a significant role in U.S. wars. Stealth attack fighters such as the F-117A Nighthawks are designed to deflect enemy radar signals thus making them virtually invisible to foes. The clever design and composite finish of the Nighthawk is a closely guarded military secret. What is known about this stealthy weapon relates to its bomb capacity, air speed, and maneuverability. In Stealth Attack Fighters writers Michael and Gladys Green carry on the format that typifies their multi-volume "War Planes" series. As in other books in this illustrated series, the authors rely upon their in-depth understanding of the mechanistic elements of this warplane's construction. This approach will engage the interest of readers who thrive on how things are built and work. However, it is likely that the many technical aspects of a Nighthawk will not be of great interest to the majority of readers. Therefore, this is a well intended and fact filled book that may well lose the interest of typical readers. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 12 up.
Greg M. Romaneck