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F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« on: November 27, 2006, 12:54:23 pm »
Some ideas of what the F-117 might look like from the 1980s

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Bill Gunston, Warplanes of the Future Salamander 1986
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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 01:02:47 pm »
Interesting design from cca 1990 that nearly matched it.

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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 01:06:14 pm »
From 'Lockheed Aircrafts Since 1913' by Rene J Francillon, Putnam 1987
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stealth, more than a few of them truly technically ignorant and proud of it." Sherm Mullin, Skunk Works

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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006, 04:27:44 pm »

      Considering the F-117 was officially revealed in November, 1988, it's no wonder that a 1990 drawing nearly matches it.


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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006, 04:32:27 pm »
What's really amusing is how far off some of the drawings were thanks to the odd angle of the jet in the retouched photo that was released.

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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 01:32:10 am »
Interesting design from cca 1990 that nearly matched it.

Reminds me very much of the "Stealth Fighter" from Matchbox toys, I had as a kid! :)
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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006, 02:24:18 am »
This was falling down to Iraqi people during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm:

http://www.hitechweb.genezis.eu/stealth5b.files/letak.jpg

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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2007, 01:12:07 pm »
After unveiling F-117A heavily mastered photo in November, 1988, numerous attempts were made to imagine fighter 3-view and understand how all this faceted stuff situated.
First one comes from guru Bill Sweetman, with an additional effort from Interavia magazine artist to reveal facets at official photo. (c) Bill Sweetman/Interavia (January, 1989)
 
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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2007, 01:26:41 pm »
Untill first inflight photos of F-117A by John Andrews and Tony Landis, showing the right wing swept of the a/c, were released, several kit manufacturers did a big mistake, hurrying to feed a market with 'correct' Stealth Fighter model kits. First was Hasegawa, producing in 1989 something really weird. In the moment I don't have kit in hands, more quality boxart and 3-view graphics is to come.
AMT also made its small effort.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2007, 01:59:50 pm by flateric »
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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2007, 01:34:23 pm »
After first in-flight F-117 plan-view photo appeared on the cover of Aviation Week, new generation of drawings and kits appeared, a little more close to real aircraft.
1). 3-view from Dough Richardson's Stealth Warplanes (c) MBI Publishing, 1990
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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2007, 01:41:58 pm »
In 1990 Revell produced both 1/144 and 1/72 kits, now I don't have 1/72 on hands, but seems that this is just scaled up 1/144 kit (or vice versa)
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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2007, 01:58:43 pm »
Ough! Especially the exhaust nozzle looks like the drainage cover.

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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2007, 02:17:06 pm »
And the inlets like the cart grill :)
OK, I've ordered all 'wrong' F-117 kits on eBay. More pics are to follow.
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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2007, 05:04:37 am »
And what about toys?

F-117 Stealth fighter
SB-35
Made in Thailand
Matchbox Int'l LTD
(C) 1990
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Re: F-19: artists impressions of the Stealth Fighter
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2007, 06:43:44 am »
Cool, thanks for posting this masterpiece)))
1-2). FURUTA MILITARY AIRCRAFT EGG SERIES F-19 STEALTH FIGHTER
3). ZEE Die - Cast F-19 Stealth Fighter
« Last Edit: January 22, 2007, 06:52:18 am by flateric »
"There are many disbelievers in
stealth, more than a few of them truly technically ignorant and proud of it." Sherm Mullin, Skunk Works