Re: Holloman Airshow

Message posted by Peter Merlin on May 02, 2014 at 15:04:07 PST:

The static display bird is the third pre-production YF-117A (Article 782). Unfortunately, it has been modified to look like an operational F-117A and painted with a different serial number.

According to an April 2008 press release, "The F-117A displayed at Heritage Park has the tail number 816 which historically has the most combat history in the Air Forces fleet of F-117's. It was the first to drop ordinance in Panama where the F-117A was first utilized and has also seen action in Kosovo and the first and second Gulf Wars."

The actual Article 816 is in storage at TTR. Article 782 has a lot of history associated with Area 51 and was the first stealth fighter to wear the American flag livery.

In Reply to: Re: Holloman Airshow posted by RickB on May 01, 2014 at 17:37:59 PST:


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