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Super Legends: F-117a Nighthawk: A Stealth Fighter Chronicle

Super Legends: F-117a Nighthawk: A Stealth Fighter Chronicle (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Cooper, Rich

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'Black Jets' and 'Bandits' as you've never seen them before! This publication brings together a collection of world-class, unseen images from the final operations of the legendary F-117A Nighthawk - the original secret 'stealth fighter'. Photographer Rich Cooper was afforded oper...ational access to the 'Black Jets' of the 49th Fighter Wing during the final years of F-117 operations. Taken in the lead-up to the type's official retirement over a decade go, this rare, unparalleled collection is now available in one publication for the first time - along with the stories behind the images. Through extraordinary photographs and recollections, readers are presented with material that forms a visual showcase of the last operational chapter of this still-classified platform. Step inside the 'canyons' at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, to join the 'Bandits' on the flight line; witness the spectacle of the 'Silver Stealth' celebrations with the launch and recovery of over 30 F-117s; relive the last European deployment where crowds were wowed for a final time; join the final Red Flag exercise as night falls on the bristling Nellis flight line; climb inside a tanker for daylight and sunset refuelling missions; and go air-to-air over the White Sands desert in the definitive photo sortie. The F-117A Nighthawk was like nothing ever flown before and we may never see such a revolutionary design again - the 'Black Jet' genuinely broke the mould of air combat. This unique collection of images celebrates the final milestones of its distinguished service.
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ISBN 9781950394012
Released NZ 19 Jul 2020
Publisher Harpia Publishing, LLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Super Legends
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781950394012
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Harpia Publishing, LLC
Imprint Harpia Publishing, LLC
Released 19 Jul 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cooper, Rich
Series Super Legends
Category Aerial Photography
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Military Vehicles
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 287mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 623.7463
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress F-117 Jet attack plane, F-117 Jet attack plane - Pictorial works
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;General/trade