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Originally posted by FredT
From any angle it is a cool looking plane. Sorry WestPoint it smokes the Raptor. Only lost by a hair in the ATF comp as well. The Raptor is a kick ass plane but the YF-23 would have been a better choice IMHO
Originally posted by ghost
Right on, Fred! I still think politics was the main reason the YF-23 lost. Yes it had some disadvantages, but it also had some areas where it was clearly a better plane then the F-22. Given the choice I'd rather fly an F-23 into combat then an F-22. The F-22 might have been cheaper,but that doesn't mean it was better. Also, the biggest lessonfrom this is: Don't Believe Everything The Government Tells You!