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Stealth Turns 40: Looking Back at the First Flight of Have Blue


Have Blue prototype

One of the two Have Blue prototypes sits in a hangar at Lockheed's Skunk Works in Burbank, California in this 1978 photo. The aircraft was the first real "stealth" aircraft, designed to have a radar cross section the size of "an eagle's eyeball."

Credit: Lockheed Martin

On December 1, 1977, a truly strange bird took flight for the first time in the skies over a desolate corner of Nevada.

From Ars Technica
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