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Stealth retirement result

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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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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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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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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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