20.10.2020

F-117 stars ’n stripes Wallpaper pics for your Vet’s Day

F-117 stars ’n stripes Wallpaper pics for your Vet’s Day

The F-117s were retired in a farewell ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 22, 2008.

Two specially painted F-117 Nighthawks fly on one of their last missions.

Top to bottom:
F-117 NIghthawk
F-16D (twin-seat) Thunderbird
T-38 Talon
F-16C Fighting Falcon
And the mother f’n stealth F-22 Raptor

In a future post, I’ll get into the details the “Have Blue” program in which Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works team developed stealth technology…

…but for this one, just kick-back and enjoy the pics.

Retired Air Force Col. Jack Forsythe in front of the flag F-117 at Tonopah Air Force Base, Nev., after the last mission April 22, 2008. Forsythe led the four-ship formation that flew the Nighthawk to its resting place.

Left to Right
F-22 Raptor
Nighthawk
Vietnam’s workhorse, the ultra fast F-4 Phantom II
F-15 Strike Eagle

B-2 Spirit with two Nighthawks.
Funny side-note: the F-117 is designated as a “Fighter”/obviously it’s a bomber.

However, they could battle from air-to-air (other fighter jets) b/c it’s easy to win when your opponent can’t see ya.

The F-117A flew under the flag of the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman Air Force Base from 1992 to its retirement in 2008

From left: retired Col. Jack Forsythe, Lt. Col. Mark Dinkard, 49th Operations Group deputy, Lt. Col. Todd Flesch, 8th Fighter Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Ken Tatum, 9th Fighter Squadron commander, after retiring the last four F-117s to Tonopah Air Force Base, Nevada April 22, 2008.

Again, all of these Nighthawk pictures can be seen at a massive 3,000-pixel width.

If you get a chance, all of these images are at a massive wallpaper size on theChive Military FB.
Click HERE for the FULL high-res Images.

To those Serving or have Served…Happy 100th Veteran’s Day.
-Rick

Retired Col. Jack Forsythe poses for a photo inside his home in Alexandria, Va., April 13, 2018. Forsythe flew the final sortie of the F-117 Nighthawk.

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