Super Legend Series: F-117A Nighthawk

A new book on the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk by Rich Cooper featuring his magnificent photography of this amazing aircraft will soon be published... take a look! (photo by Rich Cooper)
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Every once in a while an aviation book comes along with such spectacular photography in it about such a special aircraft that it’s hard to say no. We thought our readers might be interested in seeing, and reading, Richard Cooper’s fabulous new book on the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk. It features copious amounts of Cooper’s magnificent photography, and we feel it would sit well in any aviation enthusiasts bookshelf. Here are the details for those of you interested in acquiring your copy….


A publication of world-class, unseen images from the final operations of the legendary F-117A Nighthawk ‘Stealth Fighter’.

  • Step onto the Holloman AFB flightline for squadron ops
  • Witness the ‘Silver Stealth’ celebrations
  • Relive the last European deployment
  • Enter the last Red Flag exercise & refuelling missions
  • Join the last ever air-to-air photo sorties

Black Jets & Bandits as you have never seen before! This publication brings a collection of world-class, unseen images from the final operations of the legendary F-117A Nighthawk – the original secret Stealth Fighter.

Photographer Rich Cooper was afforded operational access to the ‘Black Jets’ of the 49th Fighter Wing during the final years of the F-117 operations.Taken in the lead-up to the type’s official retirement over a decade go, this rare, unparalleled collection is in now available in one publication, along with the stories behind the images, for the first time.

Through extraordinary photographs and recollections, you will be presented with material that forms a visual showcase of the last operational chapter of this still-classified platform. Step inside the ‘Canyons’ at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, to join the Bandits on the flightline; witness the spectacle of the ‘Silver Stealth’ celebrations with the launch and recovery of over 30 F-117s; relive the last European deployment where the RIAT crowds were wowed for the last time; join the final ‘Red Flag’ exercise as night falls on the bristling Nellis AFB flightline; climb inside a Tanker in daylight and at sunset for refuelling missions, and go air-to-air over the White Sands desert in the definitive photo sortie.

The F-117A Nighthawk was like nothing ever to have flown before and we may never see such a revolutionary design again that breaks the mould of air combat. This is a priceless collection of images that celebrate the final milestones of its distinguished service. COAP Media & Harpia Publishing are launching the first book in a new “Super Legend” & “Super Wing” photobook series. The first publication will be the F-117 Nighthawk, showcasing the final (official…) ops of the USAF’s Stealth Fighter.

“COAP Media has found the perfect media partner in Harpia Publishing to get all its book ideas published in the most professional and quality way. We are happy to announce the cooperation by starting with a first photo book on the F-117 Nighthawk with previously unpublished material by Rich Cooper from his unrestricted access to the 49th Fighter Wing in the final (official) period of Black Jet operations.

The publication will feature world-class, unseen images from the final operations of the legendary F-117A Nighthawk ‘Stealth Fighter’. Step onto the Holloman AFB flightline and behind the scenes of squadron operations; witness the ‘Silver Stealth’ celebrations; relive the last European deployment; enter the last ‘Red Flag’ exercise & refuelling missions and join the last ever air-to-air photo sorties.”

Signed by the author and a 10% discount
£19.99 (£17.99 pre-order discount) Plus p&p
$39.95 ($35.95 pre-order discount) Plus p&p

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