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May 11th, 2011

So What Makes the F-117A a "Stealth Fighter"?

We often hear about the F-117A and it's ability to hide from enemy detection.  I think most understand there is some amazing technology behind the design.  We did a little research and found out the information for you.  Check it out! The F-117A Nighthawk is the first aircraft with the ability to penetrate high-threat airspace while utilizing stealth technology. Equipped with a unique radar scattering design and radar absorbent surfaces, the F-117A is able to attack critical targets with amazing accuracy while remaining virtually invisible to enemy eyes. Vital to the Nighthawk being a stealth fighter is its radar-absorbent material (RAM), which is paint outfitted with a special iron compound that dissipates radar waves. Underneath the paint is a layer of tiny triangles that trap ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on May 11th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military