This Grainy Picture Shows the 1 Plane That Might Have Beat an F-22 in Battle

This Grainy Picture Shows the 1 Plane That Might Have Beat an F-22 in Battle

Dario Leone

Technology, Americas

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Currently, the YF-23 PAV-2 is on display at the Western Museum of Flight.

The video in this post features an interesting interview with YF-23 PAV-2 (Prototype Air Vehicle 2) Test Pilot Jim Sandberg about the PAV-2 first flight (landing gear problem). Sandberg also conducts a walk-around of the aircraft discussing typical checks he performed prior to a test flight.

Currently, the YF-23 PAV-2 is on display at the Western Museum of Flight.

(This first appeared earlier in July 2019.)

The YF-23A 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. The Western Museum of Flight’s YF-23A PAV-2 used two General Electric YF120 engines. YF-23A PAV-1 used two Pratt & Whitney YF119 engines. 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.

As we have previously explained the Northrop YF-23A was designed to meet USAF needs for survivability, ease of maintenance and supercruise.

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