Lockheed Silent Night Stealth Fighter
PRODUCTION RUN: 2009-2011
About the Design
The "Silent Night" stealth attack fighter was the baseline configuration included in a feasibility study North American Aviation had with the Office of Naval Research between 1971 and 1973. This was during the later stages of the Viet Nam War, when losses over North Viet Nam to Soviet metric radars were disturbing. The Navy wanted options to defeat these radars, then destroy them. The "Silent Night" was the result of this study.
Although the "Silent Night" never became a full-fledged project, many of the concepts it utilized, including a tail-less "flying wing" configuration, an internal engine and internal weapons bays, eventually made their way into the actual Stealth aircraft and UCAVs of the the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
About the Model