Northrop's YF-17 Cobra: A Pictorial History

Northrop's YF-17 Cobra: A Pictorial History

by Don Logan
     
 

The Northrop YF-17 holds a special place in aircraft history. The YF-17 was one of the two prototypes tested in the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Fighter competition, a program which attempted to reverse the trend of increasing cost and complexity of new fighter aircraft, and which resulted in the selection and manufacture of the F-16 as the next generation free world… See more details below

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The Northrop YF-17 holds a special place in aircraft history. The YF-17 was one of the two prototypes tested in the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Fighter competition, a program which attempted to reverse the trend of increasing cost and complexity of new fighter aircraft, and which resulted in the selection and manufacture of the F-16 as the next generation free world fighter. Even though the YF-17 lost the USAF competition, it was the prototype for the U.S. Navy's F/A-18 aircraft. Don Logan is also the author of Rockwell B-1B: SAC's Last Bomber, The 388th Tactical Fighter Wing: At Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base 1972, and Northrop's T-38 Talon: A Pictorial History(all three available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887409103
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Series:
Schiffer Military History Book Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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