Stealth fleet racks up 150,000th flying hour
- Now you See It, Now You Don't. Hayward, George // Airman;Oct99, Vol. 43 Issue 10, p10
Discusses the technology used at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico to help make the F-117 stealth fighter invisible on radar screens. Importance of the Diagnostic Imaging Radar system; Role of the maintainers; Application of a radar-absorbent coating.
- Cracks in the black dike. Cunningham, Jim // Airpower Journal;Fall91, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p16
Assesses the accuracy of numerous reports that have been published in both the technical and popular media about the Lockheed F-117A stealth fighter. Interest in stealth technology; Issue of military capability of the United States during the 1980 presidential election; Last years of...
- Making stealth deadlier. Wilson, Jim; Chien, Philip // Popular Mechanics;May96, Vol. 173 Issue 5, p26
Reports on planned modifications to the F-117A stealth fighter. Replacement or modification of the plane's GBU-27 laser-guided bomb system; Addition of air-to-ground radar; Warning system for pilots; Improved forward-looking infrared radar.
- NADEP Jacksonville inducts first F-117A engine. // Naval Aviation News;May/Jun95, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p5
Reports that the first F-117A Stealth Fighter engine was inducted into depot-level repair at Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP) in Jacksonville, Florida.
- F-117 autothrottles improve bombing accuracy. Scott, William B. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/29/1996, Vol. 144 Issue 18, p48
Presents details about the US Air Force's F-117 stealth fighter. The author's brief session in the 49th Training Squadron's fixed-based simulator; Features of the cockpit; Flight characteristics; The autothrottles which improve bombing accuracy.
- F-117/HARM to hunt radars. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/16/1996, Vol. 145 Issue 12, p25
Deals with an ambush tactic that United States Air Force F-117 stealth fighters may use to locate Iraqi surface-to-air missile systems, then destroy them with high-speed anti-radiation (HARM) missiles. AGM-88 HARM missiles, which the F-117 can carry and launch; The deployment of F-117's to the...
- Chute door closed--but not really!! // Flying Safety;Aug95, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p28
Focuses on the maintenance of the F-117 Nighthawk's chute door. Discovery of an open chute door after an F-117 flight; Difficulty in closing the plane's chute door latching mechanism.
- The 49th Fighter Wing F-117. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/23/1996, Vol. 145 Issue 13, p16
Focuses on the F-117 Nighthawk fighter jets of the US Air Force's 49th Fighter Wing. The jets completing 15 refuelings enroute to Kuwait in September 1996; The lack of space in the cockpit; The autopilot of the jet; What the pilots use to stay awake during the 18-hour flight.
- NADEP news. // Naval Aviation News;Jan/Feb95, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p5
Reports that the General Electric F404-F1D2 engine, which powers the F-117 Stealth Fighter, will be repaired by Naval Aviation Depot, Jacksonville, Florida.