yf 29



VF-25F MESSIAH / YF-29 Durandal / VF-27ySP Lucifer / YF-30 Chronos

A relic of the cold war.

Sitting in the hangar of the USAF’s museum lies one of two YF-23 “Black Widow II"s lies the prime competitor to the renowned F-22 "Raptor”. Produced by the Northrop company after the American government had learned of the Su-27 and MiG-29. The YF-23 was designed to meet USAF requirements for survivability, supercruise, stealth, and ease of maintenance. 

Northrop submitted its evaluation results with their proposals on December 1990, and on April 1991, the Secretary of Defense had selected the YF-22 instead of the YF-23.