Walkaround #1105

F-117 Nighthawk

Reference photos by Steve Bamford

main landing gear from left side

 

      

These photos were taken at the Abbotsford Airshow 2001.

Steve Bamford

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main landing gear from left side

shot from rear showing angles of control surfaces and tail (notice rudders are at different angles...the rudders on the F-117 are independent of each other).  Because the F-117 has not horizontal control surfaces....the angled rudder have to act as horizontal and vertical control surfaces.
shot from rear showing angles of control surfaces and tail (notice rudders are at different angles...the rudders on the F-117 are independent of each other).  Because the F-117 has not horizontal control surfaces....the angled rudder have to act as horizontal and vertical control surfaces.
shot from rear showing angles of control surfaces

 

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main landing gear from right side...Item attached to side of plane is there to give plane a radar signature in peace time....do not include this on a  model in a war zone.

main landing gear from right side
nose landing gear from right side

 

Photos and text by Steve Bamford