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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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Black widow 2


Anyone know what is the future of this pretty craft, did it get canceled due to the f-22?

Posted February 22, 2012, 17:13:22 PM Logged

Offline DD1975
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Re: Black widow 2


The YF-23 was in drect competition with the YF-22 and a number of other aircraft for the ATF (Advanced Tatical Fighter) programme.

While the YF-23 was steltier and actaully faster that the F-22, the Raptor is more agile which swung the competition in it ffavour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_YF-23

It was a nice looking aircraft though  Smiley

Posted February 22, 2012, 18:43:04 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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Thanks DD1975, I did not even think to look at a wiki dough!!!!

Posted February 22, 2012, 19:46:33 PM Logged

Offline DD1975
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No problem Syber, I also found this vid:



And the Wiki on the ATF programme:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Tactical_Fighter

Posted February 23, 2012, 20:29:19 PM
Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 22:20:52 PM by DD1975
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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Thanks great video and wiki article, I think they should of built both, the yf 22 and the yf 23 this way the could have best of both thumbsup I guess the government does not think like that though.

Posted February 24, 2012, 00:35:21 AM Logged

Offline DD1975
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I doubt any government would Syber, I know ours wouldn't!!!!

To be fair they look at the fact that one aircraft is more expensive to buy, more expensive to service and isn't as agile as its cheaper alternative and the bean counters have enough informaton to make
their choice  Cry

Posted February 27, 2012, 20:06:17 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot Topic starter
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Re: Black widow 2


yea unfortunately it is sad but true  Sad

Posted February 27, 2012, 20:09:38 PM Logged
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