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New Documentary on YF23 Black Widow II
« on: August 02, 2011, 08:06:48 PM »
Trailer for the one-hour documentary that tells the full story of this remarkable plane.  Only two were ever made, and many aircraft authorities still believe this is the most sophisticated plane ever built.http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee

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Re: New Documentary on YF23 Black Widow II
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 06:41:17 AM »
Can't really get to you tube up here in the hills, but, is this really a new documentary, or is it from a few years ago? I heard a Northrop guy say it was significantly faster than the -22.

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Re: New Documentary on YF23 Black Widow II
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 12:51:43 AM »
Hi improds, you need to put up the link to the video itself, not your "My Videos" page... because I just get my uploaded videos list when I follow your link...
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Re: New Documentary on YF23 Black Widow II
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 03:42:50 AM »
Yep, I second the motion, improds. I'd love to see some more footage of that beautiful plane. Tell us where to find it.
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Re: New Documentary on YF23 Black Widow II
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 05:41:15 AM »
The YF-23 is the one I was rooting for to win, big time. I do like the F-22 and having seen it do demos several times it is awe inspiring, but I really liked the 23. It always amazed me that we could conjure up, design and build an amazing machine like the YF-23 (which at that time was unmatched in the whole world) and then say, um no and it disappears into histories footnote.  I mean I understand the whole fly off scenario, like with the YF-16 and YF-17 or between the A-12 and SR-71 (and yes there was an official fly off) but still, you have to realize that in reality we are taking a completely viable and unmatched peice of flying machinery, and tossing it aside... or as I like to say 'we've thrown away planes that no other country could even make'! We threw away the XB-70, the YF-12, the F-20, the X-32, the AH-54 Cheyenne (another favorite of mine that lost in a flyoff vs the Cobra).

Anyways it is a gorgeous plane and I hope we kept them for flying at Edwards or at least in museums.

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Re: New Documentary on YF23 Black Widow II
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 05:06:18 AM »
They've got one at the AF museum in Dayton right. Also the X-32A, the X-32B was supposed to go to the Naval Air Museum at Pax River... not sure if it's on display.

At least not as bad as the Avro Arrow... with only a nose section remaining.  >:(
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Re: New Documentary on YF23 Black Widow II
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 07:26:01 AM »
I haven't been there in a few years, but I saw only a YF-22 at the AF museum in Dayton. (Well, actually, there was a lot of other stuff, but no YF-23 as of my last visit)
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Re: New Documentary on YF23 Black Widow II
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 06:35:38 AM »
Definitely worth another trip to the Dayton show next year, with the mandatory visit to the AF museum!

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Re: New Documentary on YF23 Black Widow II
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2011, 03:46:04 AM »
2009: http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090629-F-1234K-015.jpg

YF-23 under my Valkyrie? I think I just got wood...

LOL, I try so hard to follow the rules of my host, and here I am posting xxx myself.
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