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F-117A "Scorpion 3"; Monogram SnapTite
Topic Started: Aug 23 2015, 04:22 PM (759 Views)
Paul Boyer
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If you don't need landing gear, detailed bomb bay or cockpit, the Monogram SnapTite Nighthawk is a great little model! I used the Cutting Edge mask/decal set to do the famous flying salute with an American flag painted on the bottom. Dave Klaus told me this was a gray airplane and promised to send me photos of it, but I never saw them. Must be stealthy photos.

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philp
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Cutting Edge decals for the larger scales says the plane was originally grey and then repainted black.

Pics of the last 4 F-117s including one with the flag shows it definitely black.

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You can see it clearly about a minute into this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe...d&v=M-HepqzXBBg
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Paul Boyer
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PhilP, the photos you post depict a recent (near retirement) painting of the flag on the bottom of an F-117. Supposedly, back in the mid 1980s when the Nighthawk was still a secret, a demo flight was made for Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. They had the flag motif painted on the bottom of one of the very early jets. It was said that it was a gray one, but I've never seen photos of it.
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