Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Mig Wednesday?




F-117A

Nicknames

The aircraft's official name is "Night Hawk", however the alternative form "Nighthawk" is frequently used.

As it prioritized stealth over aerodynamics, it earned the nickname "Wobbly-Goblin" due to its alleged instability at low speeds; according to F-117 pilots, the nickname is undeserved. In the USAF, "Goblin" (without wobbly) persists as a nickname because of the aircraft's appearance. Local meatheads around Holloman Air Force Base just call it "Stealth".

1 comment:

std mat said...

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