Air Force Special Operations Stealth Car Revealed

Vapor

Leave it to the military to take a Dodge Challenger and have it fully customized for the coolest stealth vehicle you have ever seen. This baby would give the batmobile a run for its money.

The Ride

The Challenger was customized by Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, California. The car has specialized gullwing doors, a carbon fiber body, and a “stealth” exhaust.

When it is running, the Vapor is nearly silent and is filled with cutting-edge Air Force technology. It has an infrared system and a 360-degree high-resolution camera with a range of up to 1/4 of a mile.

The controls are modeled after those in an aircraft. There is a steering wheel on the passenger side. Inside blacked-out windows lies a windshield display, night and thermal vision, and a high-tech computer system.

The car can be run remotely from anywhere in the world via an internet connection. For seven years, the Vapor Supercar went around the world with the Air Force Recruiting Service.

The vehicle was used as a way to show those who were interested in joining the Air Force what opportunities are available for using high-end technology. Now it is on display at the National Museum of U.S. Air Force.

A New Life In A Museum

Senior Curator and National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Deputy Director Krista Strider said having the car on display will increase the longevity of the recruiting mission and give museum visitors the chance to marvel at the unique and advanced parts of the car.

“The special features and innovative technology associated with the Vapor Supercar is really interesting for visitors to see. A major part of the museum’s mission is to inspire our youth toward an Air Force or STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) career, and the Vapor Supercar is another asset that we can utilize to help us accomplish that goal.”

Krista Strider

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