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Have Blue (Precursor To The F-117) In Flight Footage
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If you are asking is the Have Blue...
From your favorite website... Wikipedia
Lockheed Have Blue was the code name for Lockheed's demonstrator (i.e., "proof of concept") that preceded the F-117 Nighthawk production stealth aircraft. Have Blue was designed by Lockheed's Skunk Works division, and tested at Groom Lake, Nevada. The Have Blue was the first fixed-wing aircraft designed from an electrical engineering (rather than an aerospace engineering) perspective. The aircraft's plate-like, faceted shape was designed to deflect electromagnetic waves, greatly reducing its radar signature.Quoting: [link to en.wikipedia.org]
Length: 47 ft 3 in (14.62 m)
Wingspan: 22 ft 6 in (6.8 m)
Height: 7 ft 6 in (2.33 m)
Wing area: 386 ft² (35.9 m²)
Empty weight: 8,950 lb (4,060 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 12,500 lb (5,669 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × General Electric J85-GE-4A turbojets
Maximum speed: 600 mph (970 km/h)
Wing loading: 32 lb/ft² (156 kg/m²)
So its a stealth fighter... Apparently its been a work in progress since the 70's
Wanna see it fly?
How much longer until its unveiled officially?
I says this is in response to Irans F-313
Iran produces fake plastic toys... the US, deadly cutting edge Aircraft of precision and stealth.
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