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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #165 on: May 30, 2008, 05:17:09 pm »
I don't know enough about the net to upload pics on host sites.
I went to museum this AM and went on standby Two hours later I found I was the next to last person to make the tour list.
Alas, the YF-23 weapons bay door was closed and could not be opened since some required support equipment was not available.
I was told it had been open the day before. Maybe they close on tour days for safety reasons--I don't know. Anyway, I will
try to attach a pic.

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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #166 on: May 30, 2008, 05:19:26 pm »
First try at pic.

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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #167 on: May 30, 2008, 05:29:35 pm »
It was really fast reaction, Elider=) Oh damn, they have closed the doors... :(
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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #168 on: May 31, 2008, 03:49:19 am »
It's in restoration shop...they offer Behind the Scenes Tours there...

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Behind the Scenes Tours are regularly scheduled, free guided tours of the museum's restoration area. The museum shuttle bus transports participants to the restoration hangars, located on the historic Wright Field flight line in Area B of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, about one mile from the main museum complex.

Behind the Scenes Tours are offered every Friday (some exceptions) at 12:15 p.m. Advanced registration is required, and registrations are currently being taken for tours through August 2008. Sign up early as tours may fill up quickly! Registration closes the Wednesday before the tour; however, a limited number of "walk-in" registrations are available on the day of the tour. No group reservations are accepted.

Participants must be at least 12 years old, and an adult must accompany those between 12 and 18. A current government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license) is required of all individuals 18 and over. Foreign visitors must present an original passport. For security reasons, all bags are subject to search, and backpacks, packages and large camera cases are not permitted on the shuttle bus.

To register, please call (937) 255-3286. Note: Individuals requiring handicapped accessibility should advise museum staff when registering.

Elider, I think that several thousands of YF-23 nuts will ask you for favor, with me being your field photographer for the Monino museum and all the MAKS shows for the next decade.


I believe PAV-2 may be on display at the Hawthorne airport here in Los Angeles, the next time I'm in the area I'll see if it's outside.
When I first moved here years ago I was in the area on an errand, imagine how surprised I was to see those tails peeking from behind a fence.

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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #169 on: May 31, 2008, 04:03:19 am »
No, it's taken from Western museum of flight by Northrop already and now parked at NG facility territory.
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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #170 on: May 31, 2008, 07:38:26 am »
When it goes on display maybe the doors will be open and I'll try again. Meanwhile, two more pics.

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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #171 on: May 31, 2008, 07:40:53 am »
Oops! Only one showed.

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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #172 on: May 31, 2008, 09:42:54 am »
Oh my! Thank you for these! Didn't they allow to shoot the cockpit from the ladder? Any more pics?
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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #173 on: May 31, 2008, 08:03:27 pm »
Sorry! I didn't even think to ask about using the maintenance stand to get pics of the cockpit. I'm almost certain it would not have been instructive since it appeared to be gutted. Sorry about the picture quality also. That's the best I could do with a Cannon Sureshot A520. Anyway more pics.

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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #174 on: June 02, 2008, 05:09:33 pm »
Sorry! I didn't even think to ask about using the maintenance stand to get pics of the cockpit. I'm almost certain it would not have been instructive since it appeared to be gutted.

Do you know how much YF-23 cockpit pics exist? Answer: you can count them with fingers on one hand (and there will be reserve yet).
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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #175 on: June 18, 2008, 03:34:36 am »
A great shot from the USAFM media gallery
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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #176 on: June 18, 2008, 10:21:18 am »
After reading, you can rename the thread  ;)


These triangular edges on the intake were considered?,in my opinion would not be a good idea, at medium velocity and at some angle of attack would not send vortexs and turbulence to the engine?

I think that is the reason i never have seen these intakes on a operative aircraft
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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #177 on: June 18, 2008, 02:42:47 pm »
These triangular edges on the intake were considered?

Yes.

I think that is the reason i never have seen these intakes on a operative aircraft

Guess one at least


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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #178 on: September 10, 2008, 09:45:49 pm »
PAV-1 restoration is finished and is supposedly now on display at the AF Museum.

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Re: Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 and EMD F-23
« Reply #179 on: September 11, 2008, 03:43:06 am »
As beautifull as always  ::)
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