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An alleged piece of F-117 Nighthawk stealth skin has just sold for a whopping $210. The 1999 F-117A shootdown was an incident that took place on March 27, 1999, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, (Operation Allied Force, Operation Noble Anvil), when an Army of Yugoslavia unit used a S-125 Neva/Pechora to down a Nighthawk stealth aircraft of the United States Air Force. The pilot ejected and was rescued by search and rescue forces. Continue reading for more pictures and information, along with the eBay listing page.
“This is the ultimate Nighthawk souvenir since the stealth coating was one of the biggest secrets of the US Air Force. Also, China’s J-20 5th get stealth fighter is based on this technology. The part itself consists of many layers of which the mate black is the stealth one. Also, the grid in the back is 1×1 cm so you can see what is the actual size of the part. The part belongs to the upper part of the aft wing of the aircraft. As for authenticity, in order to further prove the origin of this part, I have created a certificate with my personal signature which goes together with the part,” said the seller. eBay listing.