Eyewitness Accounts from Those Who Were There
by Mihajlo Mijajlovic and Djordje Anicic
You may remember the worldwide news headlines that greeted the shock revelation in the late 1990s that a F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter had been shot down by the Yugoslav air defences - a feat that has never 'officially' been repeated. This hardback edition of Shooting Down the Stealth Fighter is the technical story of how this was done by the people who were there.
With its futuristic and unmistakable design, the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk, the so-called 'Stealth Fighter', was the wonder of the age. Virtually undetectable by radar, this ground-attack aircraft could slip unseen through enemy defences to deliver its deadly payload on unsuspecting targets. Its effectiveness had been well demonstrated during the Gulf War of 1991, during which the F-117A achieved almost legendary status. However, on 27 March 1999, the impossible happened - a virtually obsolete Soviet-built surface-to-air missile system detected and shot down an F-117A. Written from a Yugoslav army perspective the authors take the reader through every moment of that astounding event.
Intended for the general reader, Shooting Down the Stealth Fighter covers the wider history, the technical details of the weapons and radars involved and their deployment - making this book both a fascinating read but a real revelation of 'how they did that'.
Size: 165x241mm, 296 pages. Hardback ISBN: 9781526780423