The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is due to be withdrawn from active service with the USAF in mid 2008, it's role being taken over by the newer and higher performance, but less stealthy, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Specifications:
- Crew: Pilot only
- Length: 69 ft 9 in (20.08 m)
- Wingspan: 43 ft 4 in (13.20 m)
- Height: 12 ft 9.5 in (3.78 m)
- Empty weight: 29,500 lb (13,380 kg)
- Loaded weight: 52,500 lb (23,800 kg)
- Engines: Twin 10,600 lbf (48.0 kN) General Electric F404-F1D2 turbofans.
- Maximum speed: Mach 0.92 (617 mph, 993 km/h)
- Cruise speed: Mach 0.92 (617 mph, 993 km/h)
- Range: 930 NM (1720 km)
- Service ceiling 69,000 ft (20,000 m)
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Armament:
Twin internal single hard-point weapons bays with a total weapons load of any two of the following:BLU-109 low-level hardened penetrator laser-guided bombGBU-10 Paveway II laser-guided bombGBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombGBU-27 Paveway III laser-guided bombJDAM INS/GPS guided munitionsRaytheon AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missileRaytheon AGM-88 HARM air-to-surface missile