How stealth was the F-117A Stealth fighter jet?
It was an active part of the US Air Force for six years before they admitted that it even existed.
During its use in the Gulf War and other conflicts, it earned the nickname “Wobbly Goblin” for its bumpy flights that needed constant attention from the onboard flight computer.
The Gulf War in 1991 is sometimes referred to as the first “digital war,” in which combat was assisted by various digital and smart technologies that are commonplace in civilian life today but in the early 90s were cutting-edge.
One of the early beneficiaries of this kind of technology was the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, a stealth bomber that ushered in the air assault of the Gulf War aided by GPS tracking and other tech you probably now have on your smartphone.
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