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F-117A Nighthawk Die Cast Model 49th FW/OG, August 2006 (1:72)
Item # HA5808
F-117A Nighthawk Die Cast Model 49th FW/OG, August 2006 (1:72)
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Length 11"
Wingspan 7.25"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $127.95
Sale Price: $114.95
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    Description

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA5808
    Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk
    49th FW/OG, August 2006
    In the 1970's Soviet air defense systems improved and the U.S. realized they had to develop
    aircraft to counter this. Lockheed Skunk Works was tasked with the job and two aircraft were built
    under the code name "Have Blue" that proved stealth aircraft could be produced. As a result the
    F-117 Nighthawk was developed and first flew in 1981 with the first production F-117 80-10785
    making its maiden flight on April 20, 1982 but it wasn't until 1988 that the Pentagon confirmed its
    existence.

    F-177A 86-0839 c/n A.4064 was built in 1986 and delivered in 1989 assigned to the 415th TFS /
    37th TFW(P). In 1991 86-0839 was named "Midnight Reaper" and assigned to Major Joseph
    Salata of the 415th who flew 32 missions from the King Khalid RSAF. In October 1991 the 415th
    TFS was re-designated the 49th FW and located at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. Salata became
    the CO of the 49th FW/OG/9th FS "Flying Knights". F-117A 86-0839 took part in the August 2006
    Oceana Naval Air Station air show marked as the Commander's aircraft.



    Specifications
    Specifications for the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
    Role � Fighter/Attack
    First Deployment � 1982
    Retired � April 22, 2008
    Full Scale Development Aircraft � 5
    Production Aircraft � 59
    Crew � 1
    True 1/72 scale
    Professionally painted
    Great attention to detail
    All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
    Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
    Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
    Loads of optional armament has been provided
    Canopy can be displayed open or closed
    Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
    Highly collectable