Return of the Wobblin’ Goblin

David C Isby provides an oversight of the F-117 Knighthawk following its public reappearance in late February

THEY NEVER really went away. The Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters were sleeping, in the hangars they had occupied in the early years of their operational career, at Tonopah Test Range Air Base, Nevada, near Groom Lake (the Area 51 beloved by films and television). The black jet – its skin is radar-absorbent material – went by many nicknames.

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