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« on: March 06, 2019, 08:13:04 pm »

Why the USAF stops flying F-117?
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 08:20:10 pm »

During the early 2000s, the air force started looking more heavily at what aircraft and tactics were effective in order to improve. They basically found that other aircraft, mainly the B-2 and F-22 did the F-117's job better, and by retiring it they were able to free up money for other aircraft.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 06:37:05 am »

It was more of a test bed/proof of concept/something to make the Soviets spend a lot of money trying to match us than it was something we planned on using for a generation.  It did it's job(s).  Then the "real" ones came on.  The F35 is bit of a boondoggle, and the F22 and B2 probably cost too much too, but damn, they're beautiful and the best in the world at what they do.


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