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F-117 Nighthawk

F-117 Nighthawk - f-117, Entropy, 1080i, wallpaper, stealth, 1080p, nighthawk, formation, 1920 x 1080, fighter
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Photo edit of color enhancement, cropping, and image clairity
Retirement
Despite its productive combat service, the F-117 was designed with late 1970s technologies. Its stealth technology, while more advanced than that of any other aircraft except the B-2 Spirit and the F-22 Raptor, is maintenance intensive. Furthermore, the facet-based stealth design has been surpassed by newer technology. Program Budget Decision 720 (PBD 720), dated 28 December 2005, proposed retiring the entire fleet by October 2008 to permit buying more F-22As. PBD 720 called for 10 aircraft to be retired in FY 2007 and the remaining 42 aircraft in FY 2008 and stated there were more capable Air Force assets that could provide low observable, precision penetrating weapons capability including the B-2, F-22 and JASSM. The Air Force originally planned to retire the F-117 in 2011. The Air Force later decided to retire the F-117 sooner to shift funds to modernizing the rest of the fleet. This would save an estimated $1.07 billion
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Retirement
Despite its productive combat service, the F-117 was designed with late 1970s technologies. Its stealth technology, while more advanced than that of any other aircraft except the B-2 Spirit and the F-22 Raptor, is maintenance intensive. Furthermore, the facet-based stealth design has been surpassed by newer technology. Program Budget Decision 720 (PBD 720), dated 28 December 2005, proposed retiring the entire fleet by October 2008 to permit buying more F-22As. PBD 720 called for 10 aircraft to be retired in FY 2007 and the remaining 42 aircraft in FY 2008 and stated there were more capable Air Force assets that could provide low observable, precision penetrating weapons capability including the B-2, F-22 and JASSM. The Air Force originally planned to retire the F-117 in 2011. The Air Force later decided to retire the F-117 sooner to shift funds to modernizing the rest of the fleet. This would save an estimated $1.07 billion
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Wallpaper Comments (10)

Entropy
Posted by Entropy on 06/20/14 at 06:57 PM
End of the begaining ;)
gromm
Posted by gromm on 03/17/12 at 03:23 PM
the pride of the U.S. defense industry was shot down in Serbia
gromm
Posted by gromm on 03/17/12 at 03:20 PM
this is good for shooting down a plane!!!
LivinMyLife
Posted by LivinMyLife on 01/09/12 at 10:12 PM
Great image +1fav
immoral
Posted by immoral on 06/19/11 at 01:23 PM
great pic!
natasha19
Posted by natasha19 on 02/08/10 at 06:03 PM
This looks so powerful and great...fav+1
CaliforniaOutcast
Posted by CaliforniaOutcast on 01/06/10 at 06:42 PM
Wow! Nice work on the Nighthawks!
Thanks 4 sharing Will!!!
twilitegypsy
Posted by twilitegypsy on 01/06/10 at 02:53 PM
These look lethal
mikemac666
Posted by mikemac666 on 01/06/10 at 11:59 AM
I like It,Very Nice.
ShamROCKS
Posted by ShamROCKS on 01/06/10 at 11:45 AM
I've been waiting for this to get posted. Very nice.
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Total Downloads: 4,769
Times Favorited: 27
Uploaded By: Entropy
Date Uploaded: January 06, 2010
Filename: F-117.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1080
File Size: 1.22MB
Category: Military

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