Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Northrop YF-17 Cobra Walk Around Photos

Some close-up walk around photos of the second Northrop YF-17 Cobra  aircraft with serial s/n 72-1569. It is on display at the Western Museum of Flight at Torrance, CA. Credit: Michael Benolkin

From Wikipedia: “The Northrop YF-17 (nicknamed "Cobra") was a prototype lightweight fighter aircraft designed by Northrop aviation for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology evaluation program. The LWF was initiated because many in the fighter community believed that aircraft like the F-15 Eagle were too large and expensive for many combat roles. The YF-17 was the culmination of a long line of Northrop designs, beginning with the N-102 Fang in 1956, continuing through the F-5 family.”

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