F-117 Night Hawks ‘form up’ shortly before dispersing to strike individual targets, during
combat missions in the Middle East.
Developed during an ultra-secret ‘black project’, by Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works division,
the F-117 became operational in 1983 but was shrouded in secrecy until it was revealed to the
public in 1988.
With a maximum speed of 684 mph, it was designed specifically for night-time ground attack
and was the first operational aircraft to be designed with stealth technology to avoid radar
detection. In fact its development was kept so classified that very few people at Lockheed and the
Pentagon knew the program even existed.
Known as the Stealth Fighter this revolutionary aircraft carried out many significant missions 25
during its 25 years of service including Operations Just Cause, Desert Storm, Joint Guard and
Enduring Freedom. During the 1991 Gulf War alone the F-117 flew 1,300 sorties scoring direct
hits on 1,600 high-value targets without losing a single aircraft.
The F-117 was officially retired in 2008, although a number are kept in a state of readiness, and
this iconic fighter remains one of the most distinctive and ground-breaking aircraft in the history
Overall size: 22" x 31½"
Available in the following editions
Image size: 16" x 26"
Giclée on archival paper - Signed by the artist
As above with printed remarque and companion print.
Canvas Studio proof
Giclée on canvas - signed by the artist - 22" x 36 - (ships rolled)
Canvas Studio proof LG
Giclée on canvas - signed by the artist - 26" x 42 - (ships rolled)
NOTE: A multi pilot-signed edition of this image is planned for future release.
Studio Proof Set
Each Studio Proof includes a specially commissioned remarque drawing printed in the lower border and is issued with the companion print "Preparing for Action". (companion print size: 12" x 16")
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