The Serbs did hit two US F-117s, one of the pilots confirmed. During Operation Allied Force in March 1999, Serbian air defense managed to hit not one, as reported so far, but two F-117 Nighthawk bombers.
Over the past twenty years, the Russian paratroopers' operation has acquired many legends, films had made about it, and books had written. Although from a purely military point of view, it did not bring the expected result, and the effect of its implementation was, instead, moral.
After the death of Josip Broz Tito on May 4, 1980, the Yugoslav Empire lost the main link uniting the empire. In the further history of Yugoslavia, there were no longer any high statesmen who would pursue the line of so-called Tithonism.