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originally posted by: boomer135
The F-117s replacement is a unique shape I've yet to see on any aircraft since. Idk if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe it doesn't work with modern aircraft design. But what's interesting about it is that its mostly a single role type of aircraft unless they've highly modified it to perform other tasks. But it was definetly flying within the last year which means its either still active or its retired and they are keeping a few around for testing. I just can't for the life of me figure out why it's still classified. The only thing I can think of is that the government still wants the big bad f-117 of the gulf war sitting on a pedastol having the american public think it has an awesome record. When in fact it wouldn't have been nearly as valuable during its bombing runs without it a partner in crime.