posted on Jul, 27 2008 @ 08:59 PM
Personally I think that it isn't flying but may have been used as a model platform for some other research though it is possible that all tests
needed for the information for that platform could of been completed by the end of the test program.
Dan as for the cockpit issue I'm not sure. There is the inklings that yeah there may be something to it but the time lines don't match up for me.
First though here are the relevant shots to compare.
yf-23 PAV-1 800 - Oct 1996
yf-23 PAV-1 800 - 2005-6
note the same "damage" is present so I doubt that its from sitting out in the sun alone as it was there 10 years in advance.
yf-23 RCS model -1990
So in order for this to have work in a bait and switch to create a better airframe or missing one they in my mind would have taken the RCS model from
the desert and installed the cockpit from the PAV-1 into it but this would to of been done before the plane was shipped to Edwards and after nasa so
1995 sometime. So in oder for this idea to have more weight you need to look at the supposed RCS model in whitesands. Or the airframe that appears to
be PAV-1 at WP. I have a hunch though that its still the actual airframe.
One question to the Anon poster. Can you provide us with any insight as to why you would know and have these connections to the yf-23 program or its
crew? Any info on the actual program would help shed light on the cloud surrounding its apparent delegation to the desert for 15 years.
On a side note sorry that I was away for 2 days. Went on a small camping trip but were back now and hopefully we can try and dig up so more
interesting stuff in the coming week.
[edit on 27-7-2008 by Canada_EH]