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Air Force plans retirement ceremony to commemorate F-117

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sentrymechanic said:
Unbelievable that that plane has been around since the 70s
SHHHHH! It's been a secret! They are the precursor to the F-22 and other aircraft in development. The military will only acknowledge they had 59 production models, I bet there were more. One did crash in the California Sierra back in the late '70's that has never been officially acknowledged.
 

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sentrymechanic said:
Unbelievable that that plane has been around since the 70s
Yep, the DOD stopped using century numbers for aircraft in the early 70's and went back to the 1. The F-14, F-15, F-16 and F-18 are all newer than the F-117. The F-14 has already been retired and the F-15 is facing it with the structural problems now showing up.

One of my classmates at the NCO Acadamy worked on the 117 while they were still at Tonapah (read Area 51). He couldn't even really tell us where he was stationed. After the 117 became more or less public, it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out.
 
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