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F117 was constructed as a stealth ground attack aircraft and operated by the United States air force (USAF) .
Its first flight was in 1981 and it achieved initial operating capability status in October 1983 , but it was revealed to the world in November of 1988 . It was the first initially designed aircraft with stealth technology and it was used in the Persian gulf war in 1991 . The aircraft is designated as a Fighter; thus the F-117A designation but it has virtually no air-air capabilities.
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| ROLE||Stealth attack aircraft |
| NATIONAL ORIGIN|| USA|
| MANUFACTURER || Lockheed Martin|
| FIRST FLIGHT || 18/6/1981|
| INTRODUCED|| 15/10/1983|
| RETIRED|| 22/4/2008|
| PRIMARY USER|| USAF|
| NUMBER BUILD|| 64|
| UNIT COST|| 111.2 million (total program )|
|EMPTY WEIGHT||13380 KG|
|MAX. SPEED ||MACH 0.92|
|CRUISE SPEED||MACH 0.92|
|RANGE||930 NM ( 1720 km)|