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Postage Stamp Planes 5386-1
Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk Diecast Model
USAF FTS Baja Scorpions, #79-10782 Scorpion 3, Area 51, Groom Lake AFB, NV, November 1983

1:150 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk   5.25"   3.5"

F-117 #79-10782, nicknamed "Scorpion 3", was the third of five Full Scale Development aircraft produced for the test program. Originally painted all gray, #782 was repainted in the now familiar flat black and given a colorful Stars and Stripes sheme on the underside in November 1983 when the F-117 was first officially unveiled to high ranking officials, including Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger. These patriotic markings were eventually painted over with with flat back as the aircraft continued on in the test program.

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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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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