The Lockheed F-117 is the world’s first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology. The Stealth Fighter, as it is more commonly known, is a single seat, twin engine, subsonic, ground attack aircraft designed by the famed Lockheed Skunkworks. It first flew in 1981 and was revealed to the public in 1988. First combat debut was the United States invasion of Panama in 1989. During the Gulf War in 1991, the F-117 accounted for only 2.5 percent of American aircraft but they struck more than 40 percent of all strategic targets. Its stealth characteristics protected it from SAM and AAA saturated environments enabling it to fly missions in downtown Baghdad. Only one Stealth Fighter was lost in combat operations during the Kosovo War. The Air Force retired the F-117 in 2008, primarily due to the introduction of the F-22 Raptor.
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