Which was better F-22 or f23?
The YF-23 had much better supersonic cruise performance, stealth and was only slightly less maneuverable at extremely low airspeeds. “The YF-22 probably had an advantage at very, very low airspeeds but neither company had enough time to investigate dynamic low speed, high AOA maneuvering.
Why was the YF-23 not selected?
It came down to appearances over substance. Both aircraft, the YF-22 and YF-23, were more stealthy, maneuverable and more capable than any fighter the US had produced up to that time. The YF-23 was a better aircraft. but decisions made by the management team at Northrop and McDonnell Douglas hampered their bid.
Why did YF-23 lose to YF-22?
The YF-23 was stealthier and faster than the YF-22, but the YF-22 was more agile. The intent of the new fighter was to establish air superiority against the MiG-29 and Su-27 while also serving as a multirole weapons platform, so the agility was preferred.
Did the YF-23 have thrust vectoring?
Of the two aircraft built, the first YF-23 (PAV-1) was fitted with Pratt & Whitney YF119 engines, while the second (PAV-2) was powered by General Electric YF120 engines. The aircraft featured fixed engine nozzles, instead of thrust vectoring nozzles as on the YF-22.
Is the F-22 still in service?
Two F-22 Raptors flying in formation (Lockheed Martin). Of the 186 F-22 Raptors delivered to the Air Force, only about 130 were ever operational. As a result, today, the Raptor is a bird facing extinction.
Why was YF-23 Cancelled?
Because the YF-23 lost the Advanced Tactical Fighter program to YF-22, from which F-22 was developed. Actually, the YF-22 had thrust vectoring and was the more agile of the two.
How fast is f23?
1,451 mphNorthrop YF-23 / Top speed
How maneuverable is the F 15?
The F-15’s maneuverability is derived from low wing loading (weight to wing area ratio) with a high thrust-to-weight ratio, enabling the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed. The F-15 can climb to 30,000 feet (9,100 m) in around 60 seconds.
What was the difference between the YF-22 and YF-23?
I concluded that the YF-23 design looked to have been optimised for low signature, and that to achieve this, the wing design had been compromised, resulting in a less efficient wing design, and ending up with a larger, heavier design. At the time Aviation Week reported a wing area of 950 sq ft compared to 830 sq ft for the YF-22.
Is the YF-22 the best air superiority fighter ever?
The YF-22 would eventually evolve into today’s F-22A Raptor, which became operational in late 2005 and remains the single best air superiority fighter ever built. However, in many ways, the YF-23 was a superior design that was well ahead of its time.
Is Northrop’s YF-23 a match for the F-22 Raptor?
In the decade and a half since it first entered service, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor has been an air superiority fighter without equal, but that hasn’t always been the case. For a short time in the 1990s, the YF-22 that would lead to the operational F-22 may have met its match in the form of Northrop’s YF-23.
What happened at the 1991 YF-22 fly-off?
In 1991, the U.S. Air Force staged a competition with far-reaching consequences. It was ta fly-off between the Lockheed YF-22 and Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 demonstration fighters.