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US Air Force F-117 Nighthawk

Summary

The F-117 Nighthawk is a single seat, twin engine attack aircraft developed by the secretive Skunk Works division of Lockheed and operated chiefly by the USAF. The aircraft is based on the earlier Have Blue technology demonstrator and was the first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology.

The Nighthawk first flew on the 18th of June in 1981, with the aircraft entering service in October 1983, retiring on April 22, 2008. The aircraft was shrouded in secrecy until it was revealed to the public in 1988. It is commonly referred to as the "Stealth Fighter", although it is strictly meant for attack purposes only, lacking any air to air weaponry.

Powers and Stats

Tier: Varies from 9-A to 8-C with bombs, up to High 7-C with B61 Nuclear bomb

Name: F-117 Nighthawk

Origin: The Real World

Classification: Stealth Attack Aircraft

Height: 3.78 meters

Length: 20.09 meters

Weight: Empty weight is 13800 kg, loaded is 23800 kg

Pilot(s): 1

Needed Prerequisite for Use: 1 pilot, training

In use by: U.S Air Force

Powered by: 2 General Electric F404-F1D2 turbofans

Operational Timeframe: Several hours, higher with mid-air refueling

Attack Potency: Varies from Small Building level to Building level with bombs (It can be equipped with guided bombs ranging from 500 lb to 2000 lb, with yields in similar/comparable ranges to the bombs they are based off of), up to Large Town level with B61 Nuclear Bomb (The B61 Nuclear Bomb has yields of 0.3-340 kilotons)

Range: 1720 km

Speed: Transonic flight speed (Maximum speed is Mach 0.92)

Terrain: Air

Material: Aluminum, titanium, covered in radar absorbent material (RAM)

Durability: Wall level (Is this large)

Weaknesses: Barring stealth, it has no defense against enemy fighters.

Weaponry