About the F-117® (A) Nighthawk® - Stealth Attack Aircraft:
The F-117® (A) Nighthawk® was developed in secret by the now-famous Lockheed Martin® Skunk Works® in the late 1970s. However, it wasn’t until 1988 that the program was officially acknowledged, and not until 1990 that it made its first public appearance. Playing a vital role in Operation Desert Storm, the F-117® was credited with changing the combat question of “How Many Aircraft are Needed to Take Out a Target?” to “How Many Targets can be Taken Out with a Single Aircraft?” – achieving an 80% mission success rate without losing a single aircraft (or even taking damage) throughout the entire operation. This effectiveness was crucial in bringing the campaign to a successful end in 43 days. Beyond Desert Storm, the F-117® holds the longest non-stop single-seat fighter flight record and has a near perfect combat record, with only one Nighthawk® ever lost in the craft’s 30-year service career. In April of 2008, the Nighthawk® was officially retired by the USAF.
Wing Area: 780 sq ft (72 m2)
Empty Weight: 29,500 lb (13,381 kg)
Speed: High Subsonic
Max Takeoff Weight: 52,500 lb (23,814 kg)
Power Plant: 2x General Electric F404 Engines
Range: Unlimited with Aerial Refueling
Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
This highly requested kit captures the intricate angles and unique shape of the Nighthawk® without sacrificing playability and includes a brick-built stand for display. Play features include working landing gear and opening cockpit. Nearly all details are custom printed, including USAF roundels, 4450th Tactical Group insignias, cockpit and canopy details, and more. Cross-element underside USAF details feature a high-quality sticker sheet. Also included is a custom Nighthawk® pilot minifig designed by Landon Reimer.
Designed by Daniel Siskind
1x custom minifig designed by Landon Reimer
Additional custom printed elements
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years building experience recommended)
LOCKHEED MARTIN®, F-117® Nighthawk®, associated emblems and logos, and body designs of vehicles are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lockheed Martin Corporation in the USA and/or other jurisdictions, used under license by Brickmania, LLC.
LOCKHEED MARTIN®, Skunk Works®, associated emblems and logos, and body designs of vehicles are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lockheed Martin Corporation in the USA and/or other jurisdictions, used under license by Brickmania, LLC.
U.S. Air Force is a Trademark of the United States Air Force, who does not authorize or endorse this product. Markings are used for historical purposes only.