By Dr. David Myhra
Luftwaffe Aviation History

Luftwaffe Aviation History

By Dr. David Myhra

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The YF-23, So Smooth, Stealthy, Yet So Unwanted

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The YF-23 was an unconventional-looking aircraft, with diamond-shaped wings, a profile with substantial area-ruling to reduce drag at trans-sonic speeds, and an all-moving V-tail. The cockpit was placed high, near the nose of the aircraft for good visibility for the pilot. The aircraft featured a tricycle landing gear configuration with a nose landing gear and two main landing gear. The weapons bay was placed on the underside of the fuselage between the nose and main landing gear. The cockpit has a center stick and side throttle

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