YF-23A Black Widow II

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

Author of the book The Kidd Incident foresaw that USAF NGAD was already flying but he guessed it had the shape of the legendary YF-23

The upcoming sixth generation fighter aircraft is presumed to be the USAF’s successor to the fifth-gen F-22 and F-35 fighter… Read More

4 years ago

Interesting Video Features YF-23 First Appearance on the World Stage

The clip also features what the news media had to say at the time about the YF23 and the YF-22,… Read More

4 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