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YF-23A thermal designer explains why Northrop lost ATF competition even though the Black Widow II was stealthier than the YF-22A

YF-23A thermal designer explains why Northrop lost ATF competition even though the Black Widow II was stealthier than the YF-22A

“The real reason we (Northrop) lost the program was that Lockheed had no new fighter programs at that time, while… Read More

1 year ago

Join Test Pilot Jim Sandberg for YF-23 PAV-2 “Gray Ghost” walk-around

PAV-2 made its first flight on Oct. 26, piloted by Jim Sandberg. The aircraft was painted in two shades of… Read More

5 years ago

Northrop Grumman wants to help Japan build its next generation fighter

Northrop Grumman's bid would compete with Lockheed Martin proposals that include a hybrid stealth design based on its F-35 Lightning… Read More

6 years ago

SOME QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE YF-22A, THE LOCKHEED MARTIN’s DESIGN FOR THE ATF COMPETITION

The YF-22A was Lockheed Martin's design for the ATF Competition for the USAF where it was picked over its competitor,… Read More

6 years ago

EXCLUSIVE: YF-23A THERMAL DESIGNER PROVIDES SOME INTERESTING DETAILS ABOUT NORTHROP ATF

"The USAF ATF requirements did not require the ATF design to have a lot of agility. Northrop for the design… Read More

7 years ago

WATCH THESE PHOTOS FEATURING THE YF-23 AND YF-22 FLYING TOGETHER AND TELL US WHICH ADVANCED TACTICAL FIGHTER PROTOTYPE IS YOUR FAVOURITE

The extensive flight tests conducted demonstrated that the YF-23 was stealthier and faster while the YF-22 was more agile The… Read More

7 years ago

THE NORTHROP YF-23 BLACK WIDOW II: THE SUPER FIGHTER THAT USAF REJECTED IN FAVOR OF THE LESS STEALTH YF-22

Rumours persist that a classified strike variant of the YF-23 was developed to fulfil a role similar to that of… Read More

7 years ago