Northrop YF-23 ATF

Northrop YF-23 ATF Author Paul Metz
ISBN-10 0989258378
ISBN-13 9780989258371
Year 2016-12-07
Pages 154
Language English
Publisher Steve Ginter
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The Northrop YF 23 stealth fighter was evaluated with the Lockheed YF 22 Two aircraft were built PAV 1 and PAV 2 The Chief Test Pilot for the program was Paul Metz the author of this book Although the YF 22 was eventually chosen for production the YF 23 ATF proved to be a very capable and superb example of Low Observable LO fighter technology This book covers origins of the ATF requirement other manufacturers submissions including alternate Northrop designs RFI phase May 1981 to May 1982 CDI phase May 1983 to May 1984 ATF DEM VAL phase 1986 through 1991 Northrop ATF evolution 1971 1986 ATF team construction flight test program engines summary and selection NATF proposal F B 23 proposal aircraft nuts and bolts where are they now program patches YF 23 pilots and YF 23 models

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