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YF-22A: N22YX and N22YF

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Screen capture with rare view of YF-22NX (second, PW F-119 equipped prototype) with nose cone removed, towed from hangar after cosmetiс restoration of airframe, damaged by PIO crash in April 1992.
 

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Was sold on eBay several years ago....PAV-2 fuselage panel
 

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USAF Museum has found a place to take their YF-22...well, some will like it, and many - won't

A YF-22 arrives at Edwards AFB Sept. 2. The aircraft was transported here in a C-5 Galaxy for display in the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum. (Air Force photo/Heather Anhalt)

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I hadn't realized the USAF museum was getting rid of it's YF-22. Why, to make room for a production Raptor?
 

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This is exactly was the reason as they said
 

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The USAF Museum now has one of the EMD Raptors painted up as a Langley jet on display. I was wondering what they did with the YF-22A, it was stuck over in the R&D hangar for a while. It would've made for a nice exhibit alongside the YF-23A.
 

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Fly There, Drive Back

The second YF-22 prototype leaves the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, California, via tractor trailer on 10 September 1991, very late at night to minimize traffic disruptions. The Pratt & Whitney YF119-powered aircraft was being taken back to the Lockheed facility in nearby Palmdale for a period of ground and stress testing prior to the resumption of flight tests later that fall. The aircraft, which had been flown to Edwards in October, 1990, had not been airborne since the completion of the Advanced Tactical Fighter demonstration/validation test program that December. This aircraft was involved in an accident in April 1992, and the airframe was later sent to the Air Force's Rome Air Development Center at Rome, New York, where it was used in antenna pattern testing. Parts of this YF-22 were also used for support live-fire component testing.

Photo by Denny Lombard
Photo Posted: 9 December 2010

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/gallery_slideshow.html?item_id=1113
 

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Does anyone know why they would use an YF-22 for flight testing?
The F-22 is a different bird compared to the Yf-22 ( several differences between the planes exist) So I dont know why they would do this...
 

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BAROBA said:
Does anyone know why they would use an YF-22 for flight testing?
The F-22 is a different bird compared to the Yf-22 ( several differences between the planes exist) So I dont know why they would do this...

Perhaps the development of a cheaper B model to counter the projected large numbers of PAK-FA/FGFA, and maybe export them as well.
 

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BAROBA said:
Does anyone know why they would use an YF-22 for flight testing?
if you will read caption more carefully again, you will see that "that fall" is a fall of 1991
 

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Where does the "YF-22NX" designation come from, anyway? And is it official, or a interpolation from the civil registration?
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Where does the "YF-22NX" designation come from, anyway? And is it official, or a interpolation from the civil registration?
Until the USAF procured it, the YF119-powered YF-22A carried civil registration number YF22YX - no hyphen. After the USAF bought it for further flight test activities it recieved USAF s/n 87-0701. Incidentally, it was this particular airframe/powerplant combination that won the ATF competition. -SP
 

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YF22YX... or YF22NX ? Thanks folks for clarifying this point. I can only find pics of the first prototype at the moment.
 

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Demon Lord Razgriz said:
Perhaps the development of a cheaper B model to counter the projected large numbers of PAK-FA/FGFA, and maybe export them as well.

Not that I oppose more F-22s, but if cheaper means dumping stealth features or less capable avionics, that seems to defeat the whole point of the F-22. Wouldn't a new F-22 variant be a C model since B was reserved for the canceled two-seater?
 

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This might help... -SP

F-22 Production and Deliveries
Compiled by Steve Pace
Last updated: December 25, 2010

Block 1 - Engineering and Manufacturing Development
Block 2 - EMD
Block 10 - EMD and Initial Operational Capability Configuration
Block 20 by 2007 - Global Strike Basic
Block 30 by 2011 - Global Strike Enhanced
Block 35 by 2013 - Global Strike Full
Block 40 by 2015 - Enhanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Fiscal Year 1987 - ATF PAV (2 airplanes)

3996, 87-0700, N22YF, YF-22, ATF PAV-1, powered by two GE YF120-GE-100 engines, delivered 9/29/90
3997, 87-0701, N22YX, YF-22, ATF PAV-2, powered by two P&W YF119-PW-100 engines, delivered 10/30/90

(The YF-22/YF119 PAV-2 [87-701] airframe/powerplant combination won ATF competition over YF-23/YF119 PAV-1 [87-800] and YF-23/YF120 PAV-2 [87-801] competitors.)

Fiscal Year 1991 - EMD (9 airplanes, 3 static airframes)

3998, EMD RCS static test airframe (full-scale pole model)
3999, EMD static structural loads test airframe
4000, EMD static fatigue test airframe
4001, 91-001, EMD F-22A-1, "Raptor 01," 411 FLTS, delivered 8/8/97
4002, 91-002, EMD F-22A-1, 411 FLTS, delivered 7/25/98
4003, 91-003, EMD F-22A-2, 411 FLTS, delivered 2/24/00, airframe overstressed to 11.7 Gs on 9/28/04; it landed safely but it was permanently grounded and it never flew again (it now resides the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force)
4004, 91-004, EMD F-22A-10, 411 FLTS, delivered 10/31/00
4005, 91-005, EMD F-22A-10, 411 FLTS, delivered 1/2/01
4006, 91-006, EMD F-22A-10, 411 FLTS, delivered 2/1/01
4007, 91-007, EMD F-22A-10, 411 FLTS, delivered 10/10/01
4008, 91-008, EMD F-22A-10, 411 FLTS, delivered 2/5/02; crashed to destruction on 3/25/09 in the Harper Dry Lake area of California killing LM test pilot David P. "Cools" Cooley
4009, 91-009, EMD F-22A-10, 411 FLTS, delivered 4/9/02

Fiscal Year 1999 - PRTV (2 airplanes)

4010, 99-010, PRTV F/A-22A-10, 422 TES, delivered 10/23/02 (the designation F-22A was changed to F/A-22A; it stayed that way until 12/15/05 when it reverted to F-22A)
4011, 99-011, PRTV F/A-22A-10, 422 TES, delivered 11/26/02

[None of the above 11 airplanes are counted in the total production number of 187 F-22A airplanes.]

Fiscal Year 2000 - PRTV II (6 airplanes)

1, 4012, 00-012, PRTV II F/A-22A-10, 422 TES, delivered 12/30/02
2, 4013, 00-013, PRTV II F-22A-10, 422 TES, delivered 5/8/03
3, 4014, 00-014, PRTV II F-22A-10, 422 TES, delivered 5/22/03, crashed to destruction right after takeoff on 12/20/04 at Nellis AFB, NV; pilot ejected safely and survived
4, 4015, 00-015, PRTV II F-22A-10, 422 TES, delivered 7/9/03
5, 4016, 00-016, PRTV II F-22A-10, 422 TES, delivered 6/30/03
6, 4017, 00-017, PRTV II F-22A-10, 422 TES, delivered 8/21/03

Fiscal Year 2001 - Lot I (10 airplanes)

7, 4018, 01-018, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 9/26/03
8, 4019, 01-019, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 11/23/03
9, 4020, 01-020, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 12/31/03
10, 4021, 01-021, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 2/19/04
11, 4022, 01-022, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 12/23/03
12, 4023, 01-023, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 2/5/04
13, 4024, 01-024, F/A-22A-10, 43FS, delivered 4/16/04
14, 4025, 01-025, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 4/22/04
15, 4026, 01-026, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 5/13/04
16, 4027, 01-027, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 6/3/04

Fiscal Year 2002 - Lot II (13 airplanes)

17, 4028, 02-028, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 7/30/04
23, 4029, 02-029, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 8/26/04
24, 4030, 02-030, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 10/30/04
25, 4031, 02-031, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 10/18/04
26, 4032, 02-032, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 12/30/04
27, 4033, 02-033, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 12/29/04
28, 4034, 02-034, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 12/30/04
29, 4035, 02-035, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 12/21/04
30, 4036, 02-036, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 12/22/04
31, 4037, 02-037, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 1/26/05
32, 4038, 02-038, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 2/14/05
33, 4039, 02-039, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 4/21/05
34, 4040, 02-040, F/A-22A-10, 43 FS, delivered 3/22/05

Fiscal Year 2003 - Lot III (23 airplanes)

35, 4041, 03-041, F/A-22A-20, 43 FS, delivered 5/31/05; first of 40 F-22As delivered to the 1st FW
36, 4042, 03-042, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 5/11/05
37, 4043, 03-043, F/A-22A-20, 43 FS, delivered 6/7/05
38, 4044, 03-044, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 7/15/05
39, 4045, 03-045, F/A-22A-20, 43 FS, delivered 7/22/05
40, 4046, 03-046, F/A-22A-20, 43 FS, delivered 7/28/05
41, 4047, 03-047, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 9/14/05
42, 4048, 03-048, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 9/20/05
43, 4049, 03-049, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 9/7/05
44, 4050, 03-050, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 9/30/05
45, 4051, 03-051, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 9/26/05
46, 4052, 03-052, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 11/21/05
47, 4053, 03-053, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 10/20/05
48, 4054, 03-054, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 11/23/05
49, 4055, 03-055, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 11/18/05
50, 4056, 03-056, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 10/28/05
51, 4057, 03-057, F/A-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 12/15/05 (after this delivery the interim F/A-22A designation reverted back to F-22A)
52, 4058, 03-058, F-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 12/15/05
53, 4059, 03-059, F-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 12/15/05; with this delivery the F/A-22A met its Initial Operational Capability or IOC
54, 4060, 03-060, F-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 2/21/06
55, 4061, 03-061, F-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 1/19/06

Fiscal Year 2004 - Lot IV (22 airplanes)

56, 4062, 04-062, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 2/28/06
57, 4063, 04-063, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 2/21/06
58, 4064, 04-064, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 3/24/06
59, 4065, 04-065, F-22A-20, 27 FS, delivered 3/22/06
60, 4066, 04-066, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 4/18/06
61, 4067, 04-067, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 5/22/06
62, 4068, 04-068, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 4/28/06
63, 4069, 04-069, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 5/15/06
64, 4070, 04-070, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 6/1/06
65, 4071, 04-071, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 6/13/06; one of the F-22As used by Major Paul D. "Max" Moga in F-22 Demonstration Team flights
66, 4072, 04-072, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 6/9/06
67, 4073, 04-073, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 6/30/06
68, 4074, 04-074, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 6/30/06
69, 4075, 04-075, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 7/21/06
70, 4076, 04-076, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 7/27/06
71, 4077, 04-077, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 8/30/06 - first F-22A for 8th FS - delivered to the 8th on 12/21/09
72, 4078, 04-078, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 8/31/06
73, 4079, 04-079, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 10/13/06
74, 4080, 04-080, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 10/17/06
75, 4081, 04-081, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 10/26/06
76, 4082, 04-082, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 10/31/06
77, 4083, 04-083, F-22A-20, 94 FS, delivered 11/21/06

Fiscal Year 2005 - Lot V (24 airplanes)

78, 4084, 05-084, F-22A-30, 7 FS, delivered 11/22/06
79, 4085, 05-085, F-22A-30, 94 FS, delivered 1/17/07; last of 40 F-22As delivered to the 1st FW
80, 4086, 05-086, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 12/22/06
81, 4087, 05-087, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 12/22/06
82, 4088, 05-088, F-22A-30, 7 FS, delivered 2/23/07
83, 4089, 05-089, F-22A-30, 7 FS, delivered 2/21/07
84, 4090, 05-090, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 3/26/07
85, 4091, 05-091, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 3/29/07
86, 4092, 05-092, F-22A-30, 7 FS, delivered 4/10/07
87, 4093, 05-093, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 4/26/07
88, 4094, 05-094, F-22A-30, 94 FS, delivered 5/25/07
89, 4095, 05-095, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 5/25/07
90, 4096, 05-096, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 6/12/07
91, 4097, 05-097, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 6/27/07
92, 4098, 05-098, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 7/20/07
93, 4099, 05-099, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 7/26/07
94, 4100, 05-100, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 8/29/07; 100th F-22A delivery to USAF in ceremony at Marietta, Georgia (subsequently ferried to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska)
95, 4101, 05-101, F-22A-30, 94 FS, delivered 9/5/07
96, 4102, 05-102, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 8/24/07
97, 4103, 05-103, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 9/20/07
98, 4104, 05-104, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 10/18/07
99, 4105, 05-105, F-22A-30, 7 FS, delivered 10/30/07
100, 4106, 05-106, F-22A-30, 49FW, 7 FS, delivered 11/9/07
101, 4107, 05-107, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 11/28/07

Fiscal Year 2006 - Lot VI (23 airplanes)

102, 4108, 06-108, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 12/4/07; first flight 10/29/07
103, 4109, 06-109, F-22A-30, 433 WS, delivered 12/19/07
104, 4110, 06-110, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 12/17/07
105, 4111, 06-111, F-22A-30, 422 TES, delivered 1/18/08
106, 4112, 06-112, F-22A-30, ?, delivered 1/31/08
107, 4113, 06-113, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 2/15/08
108, 4114, 06-114, F-22A-30, ?, delivered 3/20/08
109, 4115, 06-115, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 4/2/08
110, 4116, 06-116, F-22A-30, 433 WS, delivered 4/2/08
111, 4117, 06-117, F-22A-30, ?, delivered 5/6/08
112, 4118, 06-118, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 5/9/08
113, 4119, 06-119, F-22A-30, ?, delivered 5/6/08
114, 4120, 06-120, F-22A-30, 422 TES, delivered 6/5/08
115, 4121, 06-121, F-22A-30, delivered 6/30/08
116, 4122, 06-122, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 7/7/08
117, 4123, 06-123, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 7/30/08
118, 4124, 06-124, F-22A-30, 422 TES, delivered 7/22/08
119, 4125, 06-125, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 8/13/08; crashed to destruction in Alaska 11/17/10 killing Captain Jeffrey A. "Jeff" Haney - call sign Dozer
120, 4126, 06-126, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 8/5/08
121, 4127, 06-127, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 8/14/08
122, 4128, 06-128, F-22A-30, 422 TES, delivered 10/9/08
123, 4129, 06-129, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 10/20/08
124, 4130, 06-130, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 11/13/08

Fiscal Year 2007 - Lot VII (20 airplanes)

125, 4131, 07-131, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 11/17/08
126, 4132, 07-132, F-22A-30, held by LM for test purposes; delivered 12/22/09
127, 4133, 07-133, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 11/25/08
128, 4134, 07-134, F-22A-30, 525 FS, delivered 12/9/08
129, 4135, 07-135, F-22A-30, delivered 1/22/09
130, 4136, 07-136, F-22A-30, 90 FS, delivered 2/4/09
131, 4137, 07-137, F-22A-30, delivered 3/2/09
132, 4138, 07-138, F-22A-30, delivered 3/24/09
133, 4139, 07-139, F-22A-30, delivered 3/19/09
134, 4140, 07-140, F-22A-30, delivered 4/23/09
135, 4141, 07-141, F-22A-30, delivered 5/12/09
136, 4142, 07-142, F-22A-30, delivered 5/26/09
137, 4143, 07-143, F-22A-30, delivered 6/11/09
138, 4144, 07-144, F-22A-30, delivered 6/26/09
139, 4145, 07-145, F-22A-30, delivered 7/20/09
140, 4146, 07-146, F-22A-30, delivered 7/27/09
141, 4147, 07-147, F-22A-30, delivered 8/27/09
142, 4148, 07-148, F-22A-30, delivered 9/22/09
143, 4149, 07-149, F-22A-30, delivered 10/19/09
144, 4150, 07-150, F-22A-30, delivered 11/16/09
145, 4151, 07-151, F-22A-30, delivered 11/20/09

Fiscal Year 2008 - Lot VIII (20 airplanes)

146, 4152, 08-152, F-22A-35 (first flight 10/28/09), delivered 12/14/09
147, 4153, 08-153, F-22A-35, delivered 1/28/10
148, 4154, 08-154, F-22A-35, delivered 12/18/09
149, 4155, 08-155, F-22A-35, delivered 2/2/10
150, 4156, 08-156, F-22A-35, delivered 2/26/10
151, 4157, 08-157, F-22A-35, delivered 3/19/10
152, 4158, 08-158, F-22A-35, delivered 3/29/10
153, 4159, 08-159, F-22A-35, delivered 4/20/10
154, 4160, 08-160, F-22A-35, delivered 4/29/10
155, 4161, 08-161, F-22A-35, delivered 6/10/10
156, 4162, 08-162, F-22A-35, delivered 7/21/10
157, 4163, 08-163, F-22A-35, delivered 6/30/10
158, 4164, 08-164, F-22A-35, delivered 7/29/10
159, 4165, 08-165, F-22A-35, delivered 8/25/10
160, 4166, 08-166, F-22A-35, delivered 9/8/10
161, 4167, 08-167, F-22A-35, delivered 9/29/10
162, 4168, 08-168, F-22A-35, delivered to 1FW 10/26/10
163, 4169, 08-169, F-22A-35, delivered 10/28/10
164, 4170, 08-170, F-22A-35, delivered 11/19/10
165, 4171, 08-171, F-22A-35, delivered 12/7/10

Fiscal Year 2009 - Lot IX (20 airplanes)

166, 4172, 09-172, delivered 12/16/10
167, 4173, 09-173, delivered 12/17/10
168, 4174, 09-174, delivered //11
169, 4175
170, 4176
171, 4177
172, 4178
173, 4179
174, 4180
175, 4181
176, 4182
177, 4183
178, 4184
179, 4185
180, 4186
181, 4187
182, 4188
183, 4189
184, 4190, 09-190, F-22A-40,
185, 4191, 09-191, F-22A-40, last airplane of the original total of 183 production airplanes; four added to total 187 production airplanes (see below)

Fiscal Year 2010 - Lot X (four airplanes)

186, 4192, 10-092
187, 4193
4194
4195 - final F-22A
 

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Very interesting, Steve, thanks a lot!

So if I get it right, there have been 200 flying examples and three static airframes, right?

Anyway, this takes me back to my first question: why "YF-22NX" in the title? It should be N22YX !!

Can a mod fix that mistake?
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Very interesting, Steve, thanks a lot!

So if I get it right, there have been 200 flying examples and three static airframes, right?

Anyway, this takes me back to my first question: why "YF-22NX" in the title? It should be N22YX !!

Can a mod fix that mistake?
It is N22YX and the other is N22YF. -SP
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Very interesting, Steve, thanks a lot!

So if I get it right, there have been 200 flying examples and three static airframes, right?

Anyway, this takes me back to my first question: why "YF-22NX" in the title? It should be N22YX !!

Can a mod fix that mistake?
They are still in production. As it stands right now, 4195 will be the last one built. So that's 195 flying examples, three static, one to the National Museum of the USAF. -SP
 

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Does anyone know what happened to N22YX after the crash?
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http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3284.msg111490.html#msg111490

There's a color photo of YX in hangar after crash in Bill Sweetman's F-22 Raptor book

some more from AvWeek

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhu3pMmSEkc&feature=related
 

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Lockheed YF-22 model manufactured by Pacmin found on eBay.

Source:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-LOCKHEED-YF-22-PACMIN-DESK-MODEL-LARGE-/170908104305?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27caeab671
 

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Video of the first flight:
http://youtu.be/00uZCBzbL-o
Picture:
https://www.facebook.com/codeonemagazine/photos/a.137862012897779.26971.137792852904695/970776532939652/?type=1
 

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flateric said:
Was sold on eBay several years ago....PAV-2 fuselage panel

Do you know if this sale was allowed to go through and what the final price was?
Slightly related, anyone know what the final price for the A-12 canopy was?
 

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http://www.edwards.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123449143
 

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An earlier post identified the two YF-22A airframes with Lockheed build numbers 3996 and 3997, and showed 3998 as an RCS test article. That can't be right.

I have seen documentation and other material identifying YF-22A PAV-1 (N22YF/87-0700) as 3997 and YF-22A PAV-2 (N22YX/87-0701) as 3998.

For example, under Aircraft General Description in the YF-22A Preliminary Flight Manual it says:

"Initial flight test configuration for aircraft 3997 is with YF120-GE-100 engines and aircraft 3998 is with YF119-PW-100 engines."

Also, a patch for the YF-22A/YF119 Flight Test Team includes the number 3998.
 

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Will this help - check placard
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Here's Giuseppe De Chiara's fine illustrations of PAV-1 and PAV-2. It was PAV-2 of course won the ATF competition. -SP
 

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PAV-2, s/n 87-0701, N22YX post-fire demise as pole testbed
http://archive.aviationweek.com/issue/19940801/#!&pid=40
 

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Tom Morgenfeld talk :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sTsjQ_ud8E

We got out to Mach 2.03 and this thing had a lot left - Tom Morgenfeld

Also goes into the YF22 and YF23 starting around 37:00.
 

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