The US F-117, from the Cold War era, conducted precise, devastating strikes in the 1991 Gulf War.


  1. Enabled 1,250+ sorties in enemy territory during the Gulf War.
  2. First used in Panama in 1989, secret for six years prior.
  3. Demanded six-hour prep for missions.
  4. Lost only one F-117 to enemy fire before 2008 retirement.