Northrop YF-23A

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

Sukhoi officially Unveils the Checkmate, allegedly codenamed “Screamer” by US Intelligence

The new aircraft is likely to be touted as a rival to the US F-35 stealth fighter, hence its name… Read More

3 years ago

Meet the ‘Checkmate’, the new Sukhoi lightweight stealth fighter that Russia aims to sell to Argentina, India, Vietnam, and the UAE

Ahead of the MAKS Moscow Airshow set to run on Jul. 20-25, 2021, Russia teased the existence of “The Checkmate’,… Read More

3 years 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

HERE ARE THE AVIATION GEEK CLUB’S TOP 5 POSTS OF 2017

You can read all 2017 (and of course all 2016) The Aviation Geek Club articles by browsing our blog and selecting… 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