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#1 phasephantomphixer

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

Just curious, anyone know what, where all the F-117's have ended up after decommissioning?

Did they get packed into buildings SR-71 style, or are they cooking out in the desert?

Get chopped up?


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:36 PM

Some of were destroyed, and some stored at Tonopa. Although the birds that were stored were mothballed for possible future use, I understand the Air Force may have disposed of them all by now.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:45 PM

Thanks!


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

Heres an article. Be prepared though disturbing images!  http://techsob.com/d...-117-nighthawk/


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:27 PM

Huh, a Testor's kit diorama...Thanks again!



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:24 PM

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:25 PM

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

That is such a waste. We build so many planes only to have them obsolete in a few years!  :hmmm:

 

And the B-52 keeps on flying..... :thumbsup:

 

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:27 PM

Can't save everything, folks. Even cool planes end up as scrap.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:14 PM

Can't save everything, folks. Even cool planes end up as scrap.

 

Like the P-38 Lightnings that were literally stacked and crushed after WW2 to favor the F-80's.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:32 PM

Lot of taxpayer money being chopped up and thrown in the garbage can there.

 

Awesome!
 



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:17 AM

Maybe the other side has developed a new technology that  negates the stealthiness of the F-117, thus making the craft dangerously obsolete. Best to get rid of them all so some commander in the future cant send them out on a suicide mission. 


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:22 AM

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:18 PM

Heres an article. Be prepared though disturbing images!  http://techsob.com/d...-117-nighthawk/

 

Wow, secret pics from the new Transformers movie.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 02:18 PM

Lot of taxpayer money being chopped up and thrown in the garbage can there.

 

Awesome!
 

As opposed to spending taxpayer's money to keep un-needed aircraft in a semi-operational state?  Not sure I'm following you here.....

 

Also, I believe that a few -117's are still flying, for unknown reasons.  Sounds like that program will be ending shortly though. 


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