Northrop YF-23A Black Widow II

Northrop YF-23A Black Widow II (Google Maps)
Northrop YF-23A Black Widow II (Bing Maps)
No Thumbnail
Google Maps Google Maps Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By isf @ 2006-02-02 11:30:51
At the Western Museum of Flight.

The YF-23A "Black Widow II" was the Northrop/McDonnell Douglas team's entry into the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) competition. The four-way ATF competition pitted the Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23A "Black Widow II" team against the Lockheed/Boeing/General Dynamics YF-22A "Lightning II" team. The Pratt & Whitney YF119 engine competed with the General Electric YF120 engine. At the end of the competition, the YF-22A "Lightning II" and the Pratt & Whitney YF119 engine were the winners.

The YF-23A "Black Widow II" was a supersonic "Stealth" fighter. Along with its Stealth capabilities, the YF-23A was designed to "Supercruise". This meant that the YF-23A "Black Widow II" could cruise supersonic without the use of engine augmentation or "afterburning." The first flight of YF-23A PAV-2 took place on October 27, 1990, with Northrop test pilot Jim Sandberg at the controls.

The YF-23A "Black Widow II" PAV-2 (S/N 87-801) on display at the Western Museum of Flight is on long term loan to the Western Museum of Flight from NASA. YF-23A "Black Widow II" PAV-1 (S/N 87-800) is currently at the USAF Test Center Museum at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The Western Museum of Flight's YF-23A "Black Widow II" PAV-2 used two General Electric YF120 engines. YF-23A PAV-1 used two Pratt & Whitney YF119 engines. YF-23A "Black Widow II" PAV-2 was delivered in October 1995 to the Northrop Grumman Hawthorne facility where it underwent some preliminary repairs in preparation for formal restoration activities at the Western Museum of Flight.
Views by date
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10
5.3 (3 votes)



Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Nearby maps
Northrop YF-17 "Cobra" Prototype #1
Beach Boys' Childhood Home Marker
Hawthorne Municipal Airport (HHR)
True Blood location - Big Patty's Pie House
Airplane Approaching LAX (Qantas Airlines?)
Northrop Grumman low speed wind tunnel
California Highway Patrol Dodge Ram (2008)
True Blood location - Bon Temps Town Hall & Police Station
CHP Building ("True Detective")
Landing @ LAX
Airplane Approaching LAX
Small plane
Similar maps
(UFO) Unidentified Flying Orb
Black Hole in Siberia
Alien Civilization? (Effect gone now)
Sam Walton Estate
Hands up!
Demolition of Pabst Brewery
Possible car accident
Airplane in trouble at JFK
Reggie Wayne's House
cejay123 picture
@ 2006-02-02 12:38:10
just uploaded a pic from .. so much better.. i wish googlemaps would include such closeups
Anonymous picture
@ 2015-04-09 22:34:39
The YF-23A formerly at Hawthorne Airport is now at Torrance Airport "Zamperini Field" at the Western Museum of Flight.