Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Northrop A-9A Photos–Part 1

A-9A Photo Here are eighty six photos of the two prototype Northrop A-9A aircraft. The Northrop YA-9 was a prototype attack aircraft developed for the United States Air Force A-X program. The YA-9 was passed over in preference for the Fairchild Republic YA-10 that entered production as the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

Aircraft 71-1367 is in the storage yard awaiting restoration at Edwards AFB, California.
  Aircraft 71-1368 - on display at March Field Air Museum, March Air Reserve Base, California.

Note: My involvement with the A-9A aircraft begin when McAir sent me to Edwards Air Force Base in September of 1973. My job was Flight Test Engineer for the German F-4F and also F-15 prototype aircraft; but, my office was next door to the Northrop A-9A project office.

As the program was over and Northrop lost, the office was clearing out. Of course, I had to ask as a historian and they gave me a number of photos and a A-9A Pilots Briefing Notes. (It always pays to be in the right place at the right time!) So, here are the photos and many others that I have gathered over the years. Credit: Northrop and as marked

Click here to view photos

Click here to download all photos in a Zip file (69.4 Megs)

A-9A Photos-Part 2 are here


Eduardo.Ahumada said...


Just a quick note to thank you for such an amazing blog with so much info about little known aircraft ... I'm really grateful for providing me with so many hours of interesting reading and little known photos.

Best regards,


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