posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 09:50 AM
This a fairly lengthy video that clarifies 'some' of the points between the two aircraft.
One point that seems debunked is that the YF-23 was faster. These guys say neither was tested out to max speed.
Another is I've heard the YF-22 was slightly more maneuverable and had attributed it to TV. Yet these guys say they were about equal. Another
interesting point is the length of time these concepts took to develop. As early as 1971! Before the F-16 and F-18 had even flown!
That the technical envelop was pushed well beyond any previous platforms and as Zaphod has pointed out, more and more was demanded by the AF as time
My take, not that it means much, is it was a win/win scenario. Either or both wouldn't have been a 'mistake'.
My only concern would be that a similar long runway develops for the 6th Gen especially if there are separate platforms developed for both the AF and
navy. Of course two platforms may the way they 'admit' they should have went with both somehow. Who knows?