MBB Lampyridae

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MBB Lampyridae Windkanalmodell (6).JPG
Role Stealth aircraft
Manufacturer Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm

The MBB Lampyridae, or Firefly, was a low-observable medium missile fighter (MRMF) developed in 1980 by the German aerospace company Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB).[1]


Developed independently of the Have Blue prototype and Lockheed's F-117 stealth fighter, the Lampyridae nonetheless utilized a similar approach. The design was revealed to the US in 1987 when a group of USAF officers were shown the piloted model, which was kept in a closed-off section of MBB's plant at Ottobrunn in Bavaria. The project was canceled soon after for unspecified reasons.


  1. ^ http://www.janes.com/articles/Janes-All-the-Worlds-Aircraft/MBB-LAMPYRIDAE-Germany.html

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