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De Agostini 1:144 Aircraft 223096
Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk Display Model
USAF 49th FW, 8th FS Black Sheep, #82-0803 Unexpected Guest, Holloman AFB, NM

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk   5.5"   3.5"

The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a stealth ground attack aircraft formerly operated by the United States Air Force. The F-117A's first flight was in 1981, and it achieved Initial Operational Capability status in October 1983. The F-117A was "acknowledged" and revealed to the world in November 1988. A product of the Skunk Works and a development of the Have Blue prototype, it became the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology. The F-117A was widely publicized during the Gulf War of 1991. The Air Force retired the F-117 on 22 April 2008.

Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk

Designed and developed by Lockheed, the F-117 was the first operational aircraft conceived with stealth technology. It first flew on June 18, 1981, but was not officially acknowledged until 1988, when the Pentagon released a grainy, unrevealing photograph to the media (the aircraft itself was not seen by the public until 1990). With no afterburners and a shape designed to deflect radar signals, the F-117 is subsonic but effective. It has an automated planning system, sophisticated navigation and infrared target acquisition. It has been used several times in combat, most notably during the Persian Gulf War. It was retired in 2008, replaced by the more formidable F-22.

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De Agostini 1:144 Aircraft

The De Agostini "1:144 Aircraft" range presents affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft in 1:144 scale. These are very much "entry level" models, with less quality and detail than many other ranges. They are also packaged in unmarked styrofoam containers. Nevertheless, the low price and range of subjects does make this line attractive to collectors on a budget.

De Agostini display model airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction (some releases include diecast metal components).
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Removeable extended landing gear but no closed gear doors.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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