F-117 Combat losses

Cold war, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm - up to and including for example the A-10, F-15, Mirage 200, MiG-29, and F-18.
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Unread post18 Aug 2015, 06:15

"They launched two missiles at the F-117 and BOTH missed direct hits"

in Vietnam used the tactic of launching missiles at ranges of 3 heights : "3 Finger Death"
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Unread post18 Aug 2015, 08:29

sergei wrote:"They launched two missiles at the F-117 and BOTH missed direct hits"

in Vietnam used the tactic of launching missiles at ranges of 3 heights : "3 Finger Death"

Only one missile hit through proximity fuse the other one failed to explode
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Unread post27 Aug 2015, 21:14

oldiaf wrote:Any evidence for this second hit claim or just Serbian claims ?


The pilot was awarded for dragging the "stealth flatiron" back in base...
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Unread post27 Aug 2015, 21:19

piston wrote:
oldiaf wrote:Any evidence for this second hit claim or just Serbian claims ?


The pilot was awarded for dragging the "stealth flatiron" back in base...

Source ?
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Unread post19 Oct 2015, 22:17

oldiaf wrote:Source ?


April 30 An F-117A of the 49th FW was damaged during strike mission by a nearby explosion of an SA-3 SAM, "...causing loss of part of the tail section, but the aircraft was able to return safely to Spangdahlem air base, Germany." (source: Air Forces Monthly, July 1999, p. 75)
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Unread post02 Dec 2020, 21:39

huggy wrote:One F-117 was shot down during the '99 Kosovo conflict.
However, there was supposedly another that got hit by SAM fire, but made it home. Supposedly, it never flew again. If true, what happened to it after the Kosovo conflict?


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