Woody's F-23 Super Ghost

Woody

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Sure the YF -23 was a pretty plane but didn't it loose because (apart from the politics) it wasn't as maneuverable as the YF-22 and couldn't carry as much? To fix that, on my 'might have been' I have:-

Extended the mid body forwards to increase internal volume for more weapons and fuel
Added canards and the F-22's thrust vectoring nozzles to increase maneuverability - accepting the loss of IR stealth as a trade-off
Placed the air intakes on top of the fuselage (you guys don't think that's a problem apparently) to allow for a bigger weapons bay opening
Angled the tail surfaces up to 60 degrees and reduced their size to help at high AoA as the canards would now assist in pitch

I haven't changed:-

The nose cone - I think the radar would fit and I don't want to mess up the stealth
The intake type - the YF-23 was supposed to be faster than the YF-22 so why change it?, and I don't want to mess up the stealth
The nose gear position as I want space up front for the radar.

Can't believe you guys don't think saw tooth edges are important - do you think they put them on every stealth plane ever - because they look nice? ;D

Enjoy, Matej and Flateric (and the rest of you). Woody

PS: Matej, I didn't use your drawing other than for possition but mine should fit over yours for comparison. Your drawing had a longer fuselage (obviously) but a skinnier rear and smaller tail surfaces than the original 3 veiw I worked from, any reason for this?
 

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Hi woody, i really love your aircraft, it is the best design f-23 ever.

regards

Pedro
 

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Dear Woody:
Just it`s great. To me, it could be "THE PLANE" :(. Makes me wonder if it technology shall be used in the future... :eek:
Keep in touch

marcelo
 

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