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YF-23 Black Widow II

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YF-23 Black Widow II

Comments for: YF-23 Black Widow II
Lexx Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 04:57PM

One of my all time favorite aircraft because I love how it looks. It was the contender vs. the then YF-22 for the Advanced Tactical Fighter contract.

It lost because it was slightly more expensive and too advanced and unconventional looking for the Air Force at that time. It was more stealthy and faster than the YF-22, but the YF-22 was more agile.

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90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 07:44PM

There is some clandestine report floating around that a couple of these are still flying today as "test beds" for newer technology.
doofy Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2009 11:14PM

What was the name of the bloated Boeing jet that lost out to the YF-22 Raptor?
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 27, 2009 01:47AM

Obama
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 27, 2009 02:26AM

Ahaha, good one Fossil. F-22 funding stops at 187 planes. I concur with much of the sentiment that the F-22 program was bloated at best. The F-15, F-16, and F/A-18 Super Hornet are all we need. Great planes, all of them.


We'll see how the F-35 program goes from here, but We already have a great VTOL aircraft in our inventory, the Harrier.