Hobby Boss 1/48 Northrop/McDonnell-Douglas YF-23
Brand: Hobby Boss
Model Number: 81722
The Hobby Boss Northrop/McDonnell-Douglas YF-23 in 1/48 scale from the Hobby Boss plastic aircraft model kits range accurately recreates the real life US multi-role fighter aircraft developed in competition with the Lockheed F-22 Raptor.
This model requires paint and glue to complete.
The Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 was a prototype fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force. The YF-23 was a finalist in the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter competition. The YF-23 lost the contest to the Lockheed YF-22, which entered production as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.
The YF-23 was designed to meet USAF requirements for survivability, supersonic cruise (supercruise), stealth, and ease of maintenance. Designed with all-aspect stealth as a high priority. The YF-23 was an unconventional-looking aircraft with trapezoidal wings, substantial area-ruling, and a V-tail. Similar to the B-2, the exhaust from the YF-23's engines flows through troughs lined with heat ablating tiles, which shields the exhaust from infrared (IR) missile detection from below. The wing flaps and ailerons deflect inversely on either side to provide roll. Pitch was provided by movement of both V-tails, and yaw was supplied by opposite movement. Deflecting the wing flaps down and ailerons up on both sides simultaneously provided for aerodynamic braking
Manufacturer: Hobby Boss
Model: 81722 Northrop/McDonnell-Douglas YF-23
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