Northrop YF-17

Naval Flight Officer explains why the number of engines was key for the Navy in selecting the YF-17 over the YF-16

Naval Flight Officer explains why the number of engines was key for the Navy in selecting the YF-17 over the YF-16

‘We used to have a joke in flight training: “What happens to a prop aircraft when it loses its engine?… Read More

8 months ago

Vintage video shows Northrop YF-17 rollout

The Northrop YF-17 Cobra was a lightweight fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology… Read More

5 years ago

A QUICK LOOK AT THE YF-16 TEST PROGRAM AND AT THE USAF DECISION TO BUY THE LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHTER

The YF-16 test program, like any program to prove a new aircraft, had it's share of exciting moments The U.S.… Read More

6 years ago

INTERESTING PICTURE FEATURES YF-16 AND YF-17 LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHTER PROGRAM PROTOTYPES IN FLIGHT TOGETHER

At the time this picture was taken, the aircraft were competing one versus the other in the USAF Lightweight Fighter… Read More

7 years ago