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Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter

Air Vanguard

By Paul F. Crickmore, Adam Tooby (Illustrated by), Henry Morshead (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 64 pages
Other Information: 90 col
Published In: United Kingdom, 06 October 2014
Developed by the legendary Lockheed 'Skunk Works,' the F-117 Nighthawk was a phenomenal technical achievement. Featuring cutaways, detail plates and battlescene artwork, this book tells the incredible story of the design of the machine, from the revolutionary materials used to the highly advanced computer technology that was employed to make the Stealth Fighter invisible to enemy radar. Written by the world's leading authority on the aircraft from Lockheed's 'Skunk Works', Paul Crickmore, this book reveals the impact the Stealth had in combat over Panama, Yugoslavia and most notably the Persian Gulf.

Table of Contents

Introduction/ Design evolution and development/ Technical Specifications/ Operational History/ Conclusion - programme shut-down /Index

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A definitive technical guide to the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk, the world's first operational, stealth interdictor.

About the Author

Paul F. Crickmore is the author both of the first detailed book to be published on the SR-71 Blackbird, and of the standard reference work on the subject - the much-acclaimed Lockheed SR-71: The Secret Missions Exposed. He is an honorary member of several A-12 and SR-71 veterans' associations. Paul is also the author of the first detailed book about the F-117, written in partnership with his wife Alison and published in 1999. Adam Tooby is an internationally renowned digital aviation artist and illustrator. His work can be found in publications worldwide and as box art for model aircraft kits. He also runs a successful illustration studio and aviation prints business. To buy artwork, or contact the artist, visit either www.finesthourart.com or www.adamtoobystudio.co.uk Henry Morshead is a design consultant in the European automotive and aerospace sectors, with clients including Jaguar, Bentley, Citroen and Airbus. He is also a technical sponsor of the Bloodhound supersonic car, contributing digital surfacing and design services. A former officer in the Royal Engineers and illustrator for Jane's, he maintains a keen interest in the design and use of military land and air vehicles.

EAN: 9781472801166
ISBN: 1472801164
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Dimensions: 24.38 x 17.78 x 1.02 centimetres (0.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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