A closely guarded secret since the 1970s, the existence of the F-117 Nighthawk was first acknowledged in a 1988 Pentagon press conference. It was during this November 1988 press conference that Assistant Defense Secretary J. Daniel Howard released a single grainy photograph of the aircraft.
This press release notably relaxed the secrecy surrounding the Nighthawk program, but it would be another two years until it was truly revealed to the public. On April 21st, 1990 a flight of two F-117s landed in broad daylight and parked on the tarmac of Nellis Airforce Base. The 'Stealth Unveiled' event drew tens of thousands of visitors, allowing unprecedented up close access to the jet.
Due to popular demand, we have faithfully reproduced the "Stealth Unveiled" commemorative apparel which accompanied the original event.
Our Nighthawk tees are built on the Hanes Beefy-T, for an accurate 1990s fit and feel. Because of their vintage cut, you may be able to wear your "normal" t-shirt size as well as one size smaller. Please see the Sizing Chart page for more information.
Although the shirts are technically unisex, the Beefy-T is cut for a male wearer and may appear baggy and long on women.
Please note, your tee size may be different than your bomber size.
The notion of ordering the wrong size during a pre-order is pretty stressful. So we will be fully supporting sizing exchanges. If you aren't happy with how your Tee fits, just let our support staff know (blue button in bottom right corner).
They will help you return your shirt in exchange for the right size.
Our tees are screen printed with quality, custom blended inks here in Minnesota. Printing techniques used accurately replicate the original Stealth Unveiled t-shirt, and should outlast the original in color fastness and durability.
The Hanes Beefy-T is constructed of 100% cotton, with slightly heavier-than-average fabric weight for durability.
Additional Design Notes:
Those with keen eyes may notice that the tee and bomber are not colored identically. This is an intentional decision made to better match the original prints.