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As for previous ideas and rumors, one theory holds that the designations F-112 - F-116 are assigned to aircraft based at the USAF's Soviet aircraft squadron stationed at Nellis, possibly at the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) where the F-117 was being developed. However, another theory postulates that many test flights operating out of Nellis AFB, including those of acquired Soviet MiG aircraft, used the arbitrary call sign "117" and that it was used so often that Lockheed assigned it to the Stealth fighter to disguise its identity. In using the same call sign as that of other test aircraft, the stealth fighter would then be thought of as another secret aircraft of the MiG squadron by anyone hearing its designation and not an operational aircraft. A more outlandish scheme claims that after the 1962 designation system change, new fighters were "recessively" assigned designations following the F-111, the last fighter to have a pre-1962 designation. Therefore, it would be F-112 (F-14) Tomcat, F-113 (F-15) Eagle, F-114 (F-16) Fighting Falcon, F-115 (YF-17) Cobra, and F/A-116 (F/A-18) Hornet, leading up to the F-117 Stealth fighter. There is, however, a major flaw to this notion. If the new 1962 system were ignored and a "recessive" continuation of the pre-1962 system maintained, the Navy would presumably have kept its old system intact, so it would be F13F Tomcat, F-112 Eagle, F-113 Fighting Falcon, F-114 Cobra, and F5H Hornet, leaving open F-115 and F-116. However, most accounts totally ignore the F-5 and the YF-12 Blackbird prototype which flew in 1964; adding in these two aircraft could fix the flaw in this "recessive" theory, but the whole idea seems too bizarre. I also received an e-mail with a different version of this "recessive" theory (thanks to William Blake!): F-112 is the F-5 Tiger II, F-113 is the F-15 Eagle, F-114 is the F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-115 is the F-17 Cobra, F-116 is a classified aircraft, bringing us to the F-117 Nighthawk. This does, however, ignore the YF-12 Blackbird.
Originally posted by skunkworks82
well thats it for the known fighters.. Im sure im wrong though
F-2 F-2 Attack Fighter/variant of the F-16C
F-3 F3H Demon
F-4 F-4 Phantom II
F-5 Freedom Fighter/Tiger
F-7 F7U Cutlass
F-12 YF-12A interceptor/SR-71 Blackbird
F-13 No aircraft asigned
F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-18 F/A-18 Hornet
F-23 Black Widow II/YF-23