Modern Marvels: Stealth Technology
During the 1991 Gulf War, America's Black Jets soared over the city of Baghdad with impunity, virtually crippling Iraq's ability to continue to fight.
In this captivating program, Modern Marvels explores the history behind stealth technology and uncovers the secrets of some of the most sophisticated flying machines in the world. Interviews with experts such as Vice President of Tactical Aircraft Programs at Lockheed Martin, the original designers of the F-117 stealth fighter, as well as the pilots who were chosen to fly these innovative machines, illustrates the challenges involved in the development of stealth technology and explain how and why the stealth fighters are so effective in combat.
From the U.S Air 's early 1970s competition to create the plane that would be most invisible to radar detection to the development of the revolutionary B-3 Bomber, this is the authoritative story behind some of the U.S government's most top-secret aviation projects.