YF-23 Mark II
by servo
uploaded 2017-04-25
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America’s Would-be 5th-Generation Fighter

Northrop YF-23 Demonstrators

The YF-23 was Northrop’s submission to the USAF’s Advanced Tactical Fighter design competition, competing against the YF-22. Two YF-23s were built, under the monikers Black Widow II and Gray Ghost. In combat trials against the YF-22, the YF-23 proved to be faster and stealthier, although the USAF valued the agility of the YF-22 above all else.

The AFT competition resulted in the first fifth-generation fighters to enter service. Fifth-generation fighters incorporated advanced stealth stemming from advanced computing techniques, supersonic cruise speeds, high maneuverability, and advanced connectivity with other aircraft and ground systems.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 85
  • Pure Stock

The YF-23 is a new and striking design for fighters. The trapezoidal wing is unique in a field dominated by delta winged fighters. Additionally, the YF-22 has the ability to cruise at mach 1 without using afterburners, allowing for extreme range.

Flying the YF-23

This YF-23 is an updated version of the one I posted several months ago. I modified pretty much everything except the wings in this version, cleaning lines and making it mirror the actual YF-23 more accurately. This model can cruise for about 20 minutes without afterburner (only about 4 with afterburners).

Outside of that, it handles pretty well from everywhere from approach speed to supersonic, and looks awesome doing it.

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