Monday, April 19, 2010
F 117 Nighthawk
Here are some images of Testors 1/32 scale Lockheed F 117 Nighthawk. This was the first F117 kit to be released and apparently cost over 1 million dollars to produce based purely from photographs taken during test flights as it was still classified. Considering what they had to go on it was a pretty impressive result. This aircrafts appearance was under much speculation during the 80s and model kit companies such as Testors/Italeri and Monogram released speculative model kits on this subject, both kits being called the F 19 as that was the assumed name of the aircraft. Here is an image of Monograms 1/48 scale F 19 Stealth fighter and as you can see were way off. Still it's a cool looking aircraft. Here is an image of the Testors/Itarei F 19 taken from the internet and as you can see is a little closer but also way off.