Northrops YF-17 Cobra; Pict Hi

Northrops YF-17 Cobra; Pict Hi


Don Logan

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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