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Lockheed F-117

Airframes

XST

C/N Serial Notes
#XST-1 HB1001 “Have Blue 01” first flight was on 1 December 1977. The aircraft crashed near Groom Lake 4 May 1978 and was buried on site. This aircraft was painted in a camouflage scheme.
#XST-2 HB1002 “Have Blue 02” first flight on 20 July 1978. This aircraft was painted gray and crashed after 52 flights, July 1979.

Static test airframes

C/N Serial Notes
#777 777 Initially this airframe was used for structural tests. After these tests it was rebuild for RCS pole testing. A hole was created in the center of the airframe so it could be mounted on top or bottom and rotate.
#778 Used for static tests.
#779 Only a mid-section used for weapon bay tests and structural stress tests.

FSD YF-117, Lot 1

C/N Serial Notes
#780 79-0780 “Scorpion I”, first flight 18 June 1981 out of Groom Lake, Area 51. The aircraft flew the first 10 flights with a camouflage scheme. After that it was repainted light gray and later black. This aircraft still had small tail fins which were replaced with larger once. Also leading edge extensions were tested on the wings, which were not adopted. This aircraft was preserved at the Nellis Boulevard gate of Nellis Air Force Base, already in May 1992, the first F-117 to be preserved. Now its in the Freedom park, on base premise.
#781 79-0781 “Scorpion 2”, first flight 4 September 1981. This aircraft was also retrofitted with larger tail fins and extensively used for testing. It is on display at the US Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB, since July 1991.
#782 79-0782 “Scorpion 3”, first flight 18 December 1981. Painted gray, it was used for acoustic and system testing. This aircraft was used for the official introduction to high ranking officials at Groom Lake with an American flag applied on the underside, 14 December 1983. After this a big “Baja Scorpions” logo was applied on the underside for three years. In 1993 it was painted light gray again under program “Evening Shade”. The callsign “Gray Ghost” was used. In 2008 the aircraft is preserved as “#816” at Holloman Heritage Park.
#783 79-0783 “Scorpion 4”, stayed on the ground the first few months after delivery for RCS testing. First flight was on 7 July 1982. In 2007 it also received a two tone gray scheme for testing. In 2008 it was painted black and put on display at the Blackbird Airpark, Palmdale. Currently it’s inside the USAF Flight Test Museum restoration hangar on Edwards AFB.
#784 79-0784 “Scorpion 5”, first flight 10 April 1982. Mainly used for avionics testing the aircraft was fitted with a metallic service on the left side under program “Senior Spud”. After 4 flight the coating was removed again. It also was used testing paint intended for the F-22 with “ED” markings applied. 26 April 2008 the aircraft was scrapped by an excavator as a proof of concept for destroying F-117s.

F-117A, Lot 2

C/N Serial Notes
#785 79-0785 This aircraft crashed 20 April 1982 prior to delivery. During build systems were assembled incorrect, leading to the crash. The pilot was injured after ejecting. The badly damaged airframe was returned to Skunk Works and was used for testing new components.
#786 80-0786

"War Pig”, first flight 15 July 1982. It was the first F-117 accepted by the Air Force 2 September 1982. It first flew with 4450th TG for weapon testing, later 416th TFS with 24 combat missions during Desert Storm.


80-0786 / TR, F-117

In 1999 it was part of the 9th FS deployment to Spangdahlem flying 32 combat missions over former Yugoslavia. Retired 11 April 2008 in the 6th batch.

#787 80-0787 “Pete’s Dragon”, first flight 20 July 1982. This was the first aircraft to be delivered to the 4450th TG. The first IOT&E aircraft had a dragon painted on the side. It was also the only aircraft with its own Patch derived from Walt Disneys Pete’s Dragon. The aircraft was retired 12 October 2007 (2nd group).
#788 80-0788 First flight 8 September 1982. The aircraft flew 44 combat missions during Operation Allied Force in Former Yugoslavia. During that time 788 was assigned to the 7th FS at Aviano AB, Italy. Retired as part of group 6, 11 April 2008.
#789 80-0789 “Black Magic”, first flight 27 October 1982. 31 combat mission during Desert Storm as part of 416 TFS. 9 mission during Iraqi Freedom. Retired 13 March 2007 (1st group)
#790 80-0790 “Deadly Jester”, first flight 11 November 1982. First used for trails at Groom Lake, this aircraft was transferred to 3350th TG at Tonopah December 1982. It was used for the public unveiling ceremony at Nellis AFB April 1990. During deployment to England AFB, home of the A-10 Flying Tigers, 790 had a shark mouth applied. 30 combat missions during Desert Storm assigned to 415 TFS. It was damaged during a landing incident when a tire blew, the most serious damage to a F-117s during Desert Storm. Retired 13 March 2007 (1st group)
#791 80-0791 “Lazy Ace”, first flight 22 November 1982. Also first delivered to 4450th TG after Groom Lake trials. 33 Combat missions during Desert Storm with 415th TFS. Deployed to Aviano AB, Italy in 1999 it flew 37 combat missions over former Yugoslavia as part of Allied Force. Retired 25 January 2008 (3rd group).

F-117A, Lot 3

C/N Serial Notes
#792 80-0792 First flight 9 December 1982. Delivered to 4450th TG. It crashed 11 July 1986, killing the pilot (Maj. Ross Mulhare) as a result of Spatial Disorientation.
#793 81-10793 First flight 20 January 1983. 33 combat missions as part of Operation Allied Force. It crashed during an air show at Martin State Airport in Baltimore 14 September 1997. The pilot ejected safely. The aircraft broke apart in-flight as was later discovered due to missing wing bolts.
#794 81-10794 “Delta Dawn”, first flight 4 March 1983. This aircraft was assigned to 415th TFS during Desert Storm and logged 35 combat missions. In 1999 it was deployed to Spangdahlem, Germany with the 9th EFS. 29 combat missions in the former Yugoslavia were flown and 8 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Retired 12 October 2007 (group 2).
#795 81-10795 First flight 7 June 1983. February 1999 it was assigned to the 8th EFS and flew 31 combat missions in the former Yugoslavia as part of Operation Allied Force. It was among the first group to retire 13 March 2007.
#796 81-10796 “Fatal Attraction” first flight was on 16 June 1983. During Desert Storm 796 flew 29 combat missions assigned to the 415 TFS. 25 January 2008 it was retired as part of group 3.
#797 81-10797 “Spell Bound” first flew 3 August 1983. 8 Combat missions we flown as part of 416th TFS during Operation Desert Storm. Before retirement on 12 October 2007 (group 2), this aircraft was marked as “7th FS” flagship.
#798 81-10798 “Aces and Eights” first flight 25 August 1983. During Desert Storm while assigned to 415th TFS, 798 marked 34 combat missions. Later this airframe was marked as “49th FW” flagship.

F-117A, Lot 4

C/N Serial Notes
#799 82-0799 “Midnight Rider” first flight 22 September 1983.Initially delivered to the 4450th TG. 21combat missions were flown during Desert Storm assigned to 416th TFS and 21 during Operation Allied Force in former Yugoslavia assigned to the 9th EFS. 11 Combat missions were flown during Iraqi Freedom (2nd Gulf war). It retired 31 January 2008, part of the 5th group.
#800 82-0800 “Black Sheep” first flight 10 November 1983. February 1990 800 was assigned to the 8th FS deployed to Aviano AB, Italy. It supported 8th EFS with 38 combat missions in the former Yugoslavia. 5 combat missions were flown as part of Iraqi Freedom. The aircraft was marked “8th FS” at the end of its career. Stored 22 April 2007, as part of the last group (group 7).
#801 82-0801 “Perpetrator” first flight 21 December 1983. 38 Combat missions were flown as part of Operation Desert Storm assigned to 415th TFS. 801 Crashed 8 miles NE of Hollowman on 4 August 1992, due to invalid installation of an air duct. The Pilot ejected safely.
#802 82-0802 “Black Magic” first flight 7 March 1984. During Desert Storm it flew 19 combat missions while assigned to the 416th TFS. 12 October 2007 it was retired as part of the 2nd group.
#803 82-0803 “Unexpected Guest” first flew 8 May 1984. This aircraft was part of the operations in Panama as part of Operation Just Cause (December 1989). 33 Combat missions were flown as part of 416th TFS for Desert Storm. 1996 the aircraft was marked with “49th FW” titles. 1999, 803 was deployed to Aviano AB, Italy with the 8th FS. 44 combat missions were flown over the former Yugoslavia. 803 has the most combat missions of any F-117. Retired on 23 March 2007 at Palmdale.

As of December 7, 2019, 803 is now on displayed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

#804 82-0804 “Rammer” first flight 25 May 1984. It was assigned to Detachment 1 of the 57th Wing at Holloman for testing and evaluation. As part of the Dragon Test Team it featured the “WA” tail code. Later it was marked “7th FS” flagship. It retired 11 April 2008 (group 6).
#805 82-0805 First flight 5 July 1984. February 1999 it was assigned to the 7th FS deployed to Aviano AB, Italy. 50 Combat missions were flown over the former Yugoslavia. The most logged for any F-117 during Operation Allied Force. It retired as part of group 2, 12 October 2007.
#806 82-0806 “Something Wicked” first flight 20 August 1984. Assigned to the 415th TFS it flew 39 combat missions during Desert Storm. While assigned to the 7th FS, 806 was deployed to Aviano AB, Italy with 5 combat missions during Operation Allied Force.

During its fifth mission on 27 March 1999, 806 was the first F-117 combat loss after the close impact of a Serbian/Yugoslavian SA-3 SAM. It was during the 4th night of Operation Allied Force. The aircraft wend out of control due to the exploding rocket and the pilot ejected over enemy territory. He was later recovered by a CSAR team.

The wreckage was not properly destroyed and its believed that Russian personnel inspected the wreckage compromising the stealth technology.

The cockpit canopy is today still on display at the Aeronautical Museum Belgrade.

F-117A, Lot 5

C/N Serial Notes
#807 83-0807 First flight on 13 September 1984. It was sent to the Dragon Test Team to replace #787. The aircraft was sent to the Gulf and noted 14 combat missions with 415th TFS during Desert Storm. In 1999 it was assigned to the 8th EFS at Aviano. It flew 43 combat missions during Allied Force. It was retired 11 April 2008 (Group 6)
#808 83-0808 “Thor”, first flight 23 October 1984. It flew 37 missions during Desert Storm while assigned to the 415th TFS. It retired in group 4, 29 January 2008.
#809 84-0809 First flight 3 January 1985. In April 1999 809 was deployed to Spangdahlem AB, Germany assigned to the 9th EFS. 17 missions were flown over the former Yugoslavia as part of Operation Allied Force. Before retirement on 22 April 2008 (group 7) it was marked as 9 FS flagship.
#810 84-0810 “Dark Angel” first flight 18 January 1985. 26 combat missions during Desert Storm assigned to 416th TFS. In 1999 it was also deployed to Spangdahlem assigned to the 9th EFS. Flying 18 missions during Allied Force. In 2007 it took part in a deployment to South Korea. 810 was retired 25 January 2008, as part of group 2.

F-117A, Lot 6

C/N Serial Notes
#811 84-0811 “Double Down” first flight 8 March 1985 was one of only two F-117s produced in Lot 6. During Desert Storm it flew 33 combat missions assigned to the 415th TFS. Later it was assigned to the 410th TS at Palmdale, flying test missions. The aircraft was marked ED. The aircraft was retired at Tonopah, date unknown.

79-0784 / ED, F-117
#812 84-0812 “Axel” first flew 1 May 1985. During Desert Storm 812 flew 42 combat missions. The most flown by a F-117 during Desert Storm. During the late 90s it was marked as the 49th Operations Group flagship with “49OG” on the tail. Retired 29 January 2008 as part of group 4.

84-0812 / HO, F-117

F-117A, Lot 7

C/N Serial Notes
#813 85-0813 “Toxic Avenger” first flight on 7 June 1985. This aircraft participated during Operation Just Cause and flew 1 combat mission in Panama. Later during Desert Storm it flew 35 missions assigned to 416th TFS. It was the aircraft of the 37th TFW commander. Retired 25 January 2008 as part of group 3.
#814 85-0814 First flight was on 26 July 1985. During Desert Storm it flew 34 combat missions assign to 416th TFS. Later 814 flew 9 additional missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. At some point 416 FS marking were applied. It was flown from Holloman as part of group 6 to retire on 11 April 2008.
#815 85-0815 First flight on 13 September 1985. It crashed 2 years later on 14 October 1987, due to Spatial Disorientation of the pilot Maj. Michael C. Stewart who was killed in the crash. This happened some 100 miles North of Nellis AFB, east of Tonopah.
#816 85-0816 “Lone Wolf” first flight on 30 October 1985. First combat operations were flown during Operation Just Cause. During Desert Storm, assigned to the 416th TFS, 39 combat missions were flown, acting as 416s flagship for some time. 8 missions were flown during Operation Iraqi Freedom. For a part of its carrier 7th FS were applied. Retired 12 October 2007 as part of the 2nd ground.
#817 85-0817 First flight 9 January 1986. It also saw first combat during Operation Just Cause over Panama. While assigned to 416th TFS it flew 18 missions during Operation Desert Storm. Later it was assigned to 8th FS deployed to Aviano AB in Italy. 40 missions were flown over the former Yugoslavia in support of Operation Allied Force. It was part of the first group to retire on 13 March 2007.
#818 85-0818 “The Overachiever” First flight 11 February 1986. 1 mission was flown over Panama in support of Operation Just Cause. During Desert Storm 38 missions were flown while assigned to 415th TFS. For Operation Allied Force #818 flew 12 missions while assigned to 9th EFS. Fourth combat assignment was during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 9 missions. This was the only F-117 involved in all (4) combat operations to which F-177s were assigned. The aircraft was retired from Palmdale on 22 June 2007.
#819 85-0819 “Raven Beauty” first flight occurred 14 April 1986. During Operation Desert Storm 30 combat missions were noted. During the first Gulf War #819 was assigned to 416th TFS. 20 missions were flown during Operation Allied Force (Yugoslavia) and 5 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was retired from Holloman as part of the second group 12 October 2007.

F-117A, Lot 8

C/N Serial Notes
#820 85-0820 First flight 2 May 1986. February 1999, #820, assigned to the 9th FS was deployed to Aviano with the 8th EFS. It flew 37 combat missions as part of Operation Allied Force. This airframe retired 23 March 2007.
#821 86-0821 “Sneak Attack” first flight was on 20 June 1986. This aircraft flew 32 missions during Operation Desert Storm, assigned to the 415th TFS. It was deployed to Spangdahlem, Germany in 1999 to assist with Operation Allied Force. While with the 9th EFS, 19 combat missions were flown over the former Yugoslavia. Early 2000 it featured 37th FW markings in the tail, operation from Holloman. Retired 31 January 2008 (group 5).
#822 86-0822 First flight 18 August 1986. This aircraft didn’t participate in any operations before it crashed on 10 May 1995. The pilot was killed after suffering Spatial Disorientation when the auto pilot failed. The aircraft crashed 7 miles south of Zuni, New Mexico.
#823 86-0823 First flight 7 October 1986. This aircraft didn’t participate in any of the combat operations where the F-117s was involved. It retired as part of the second group, 12 October 2007.
#824 84-0824 First flight 13 November 1986. From July 1991 through January 1992, the aircraft was used for climatic tests at Eglin AFB, FL. 5 April 1995 the aircraft suffered an engine fire and explosion while landing at Holloman. The major damage was repaired and the aircraft returned to service. It flew 27 missions during Allied Force and 6 for Iraqi Freedom. Before entering storage on 22 April 2008 (group 7), the aircraft had 49OG markings.

11 years after retirement, this aircraft was seen flying over the Panamint Valley Flats! 26 and 27 February 2019 a F-117 was seen during low level flight, one confirmed to be the 824.

#825 84-0825 “Mad Max” first flight 29 January 1987. During Desert Storm, 33 combat missions were flown assigned to the 415th TFS. Later during Operation Iraqi Freedom 6 missions were flown. Retired as part pf the 2nd group, 12 October 2007.
#826 84-0826 First flight 2 March 1987. While assigned to the 415th TFS, 29 combat missions were flown during Operation Desert Storm. #826 was also involved in Operation Allied Force with 31 missions. Retired 29 January 2008 (group 4).
#827 84-0827 First flight 7 April 1987. In the early years at Tonopah it features 37 FW markings. In 1992 while at Holloman if was the 49th FW Flagship with 49 FW markings. Retired with the 2nd group 12 October 2007.
#828 84-0828 First flight 15 May 1987. This aircraft was first shown to the public at an unveiling ceremony at Nellis AFB, 21 April 1990. It wore 37 TFW markings at the time. The aircraft flew 33 combat missions over former Yugoslavia. In 2008 the aircraft was moved to Palmdale and joined the F-117 Combined Test Force (CTF). 410th TS. It retired on 1 August 2008.

F-117A, Lot 9

C/N Serial Notes
#829 85-0829 “Avenging Angel”, first flight on 10 July 1987. The aircraft was involved in Operation Desert Storm, when it flew 23 combat missions assigned to the 416th TFS. It was retired from Palmdale 22 June 2007.
#830 85-0830 “Black Assassin”, first flight on 3 September 1987. While assigned to 416th TFS, 31 combat missions were flown during Operation Desert Storm. June 1991, #830 was the first F-117 displayed to the general public outside of the US. First shown at the Paris Air Show and the year after at the Mildenhall Air Fete (1992), wearing 37 TFW markings. It was retired 25 January 2008 (group 3).
#831 85-0831 First flight 20 October 1987. This aircraft was used for testing throughout its career. Assigned to the Combined Test Force (CTF) out of Palmdale. When Skunk Works president Ben Rich retired, this F-117 was painted with a huge Skunk Works logo on the underside of the fuselage (6 December 1990). It was removed after the ceremony. #831 retired from Palmdale 11 August 2008.
#832 85-0832 “Once Bitten” first flight 10 December 1987. During Desert Storm it flew 30 combat missions assigned to the 416th TFS. It was deployed again in 1999 for Operation Allied Force. Assigned to the 9th EFS it flew 17 combat missions out of Spangdahlem AB in Germany. The aircraft retired in the first group on 13 March 2007.
#833 85-0833 “Black Devil”, first flight 19 February 1999. 30 combat missions were flown during Operation Desert Storm (assigned to 416th TFS) and 45 during Operation Allied Force. For this the aircraft, marked as 49 FW commander, was deployed to Aviano AB in Italy with the 8th EFS. #833 was retired on 11 April 2008, part of group 6.
#834 85-0834 First flight 29 April 1988. This aircraft was involved in Operation Just Cause together with 5 other F-117s. Operations over Panama took place 19 December 1989. During Operation Desert Storm 34 combat missions were flown over Iraq while assigned to the 416th TFS. An additional 6 missions were flown as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The aircraft retired 31 January 2008 (group 5).
#835 85-0835 “The Dragon” first flight 30 June 1988. 26 missions were flown during operation Desert Storm, assigned to 416th TFS. In 2004 it was pained in the two-tone gray camouflage. Some years later (2006?) gunship gray was applied (a darker single-tone gray). It was retired 13 March 2007 (group 1).
#836 85-0836 “Christine” First flight 21 September 1988. During the early years it was marked 37th TFW commander. 39 combat missions were flown during Operation Desert Storm, assigned to 416th TFS. As part of group 5 #836 was retired 31 January 2008.

F-117A, Lot 10

C/N Serial Notes
#837 86-0837 “Habu II” first flight 8 December 1988. During Desert Storm 31 combat missions were flown assigned to 416th TFS. From 1994 to 2000 it was assigned to the 57 Wing, Dragon Test Team. A “WA” tail code was also applied, later replaced by “OT”. In 2002 it was back in operational service with the 49th FW. #837 retired 31 January 2008 (group 5).
#838 86-0838 “Magic Hammer” first flight 17 March 1989. During Operation Desert Storm 36 combat missions were noted with the 416th TFS. It was also marked as 416 TFS flagship. It retired as part of the second group, 12 October 2007.
#839 86-0839 “Midnight Reaper” first flight 14 June 1989. During Desert Storm 39 missions were flown assigned to the 415th TFS. 49 OG marking were applied at the end of its career. It was retired 25 January 2008 (group 3).
#840 86-0840 “Black Widow” first flight 12 September 1989. 32 missions were flown during Desert Storm with 416th TFS. #840 was retired 11 April 2008 (group 6).

F-117A, Lot 11

C/N Serial Notes
#841 88-0841 “Mystic Warrior” first flight 7 December 1989. Assigned to 416th TFS, 18 combat missions were flown during operation Desert Storm. Late 2007 it was transferred to the Combined Test Force at Palmdale, marked with “ED” tail code, and retired when the 410th FTS (Flight Test Squadron) was deactivated 1 August 2008.
#842 88-0842 “It’s Hammertime” first flight 13 March 1990. During Operation Desert Storm while assigned to 416th TFS, 33 combat missions were flown. Later 23 missions were noted during Operation Allied Force in the former Yugoslavia. During the 2nd Gulf War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) 9 missions were flown. Although 16 mission markings were seen applied to the aircraft in 2003. #842 retired as part of the fourth group 29 January 2008.
#843 88-0843 “Affectionately Christine” first flew 11 May 1990. This was the last F-117 ever build. 37 TFW markings were seen during the handover ceremony, but removed a year later. 33 Combat missions were flown during Desert Storm while assigned to 415th TFS. 27 missions were flown during Allied Force. Just before retirement in 2008, the full underside (fuselage and wings) of the aircraft was fitted with an American Flag. It retired 22 April 2008 as part of the last (7th) group.
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