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The Past, Present and Future of Stealth

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The Past, Present and Future of Stealth

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How can a plane be invisible to radar? From the original idea of making planes that wouldn't reflect radar to groundbreaking ideas for the future, we trace the progression of stealth technology.

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Learn the secrets, strengths, and fatal flaws of the fighter plane that changed the landscape of air dominance in the 1990s-until it all came crashing down. See the first interview with Dale Zelko, the only pilot to ever be shot down in a stealth fighter, and the Bosnian soldier who fired the shots responsible for that crash. And follow the quest for the ultimate undetectable aircraft, from the U-2 to the F-117 Nighthawk, through the eyes of the scientists, historians, and aviators who developed this technology.

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