Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk Aircraft Data
Photo ID 226189 by Rod Dermo. USA Air Force Lockheed F 117A Nighthawk, 82 0800
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a stealth ground attack aircraft formerly operated by the United States Air Force. The F-117A's first flight was in 1981, and it achieved initial operating capability status in October 1983.[1] The F-117A was "acknowledged" and revealed to the world in November 1988.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 1981
  • Initial Service Date: 1983
  • No. Built: 59
  • No. In Service: 0
  • No. of Hardpoints: 2
  • Crew: 1

Power:

2× General Electric F404-F1D2 turbofans at 10,600 lbf

Weapons:

2 × internal weapons bays with one hardpoint each (total of two weapons) equipped to carry:
Bombs:
GBU-10 Paveway II laser-guided bomb with 2,000 lb Mk84 blast/fragmentation or BLU-109 or BLU-116 Penetrator warhead
GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb with 500 lb Mk82 blast/fragmentation warhead
GBU-27 Paveway III laser-guided bomb with 2,000 lb Mk84 blast-fragmentation or BLU-109 or BLU-116 Penetrator warhead
GBU-31 JDAM INS/GPS guided munition with 2,000 lb Mk84 blast-frag or BLU-109 Penetrator warhead
B61 nuclear bomb

Dimensions:

Length: 65 ft. 11 in.
Wing Span: 43 ft. 4 in.
Wing Area: 780 sq.ft
Height: 12 ft. 9.5 in.
Empty Weight: 29,500 lbs
Max. Weight: 52,500 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 617 mph
Service Ceiling: 45,000 ft.
Max. Range: 930 nm

Operators:

United States Air Force

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