Witching hour with

Nighthawk and Phantom

The name "Holloman" is closely connected with the stealth fighter Lockheed Martin F-117A Nighthawk, because the first examples of the square-edged jet came to the 49th Fighter Wing on the airbase as early as in 1992. Right up to the end the fighter bomber, isolated by the US Air Force, was still surrounded by mystery. In April 2008 the era of the first stealth jet ended with the phasing out of the fnial F-117, but soon its successor the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor will crowd the skies over Alamogordo.
Until then the base continues to be the home of the German Tornados and the QF-4 Phantoms. These drones are operated by the Detachment 1 of the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron which is based in Tyndall AFB.

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