posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 01:17 AM
As we all know, the F-22 Raptor won the ATF comp by beating the YF-23 Black Widow II in a decison that can best be described as politicaly based.
However, multiple companies did submit proposals as well:
General Dynamics submited a variety of proposals including:
This would eventualy morph into an almost tailess desing that would have tail surfaces on the extreem of the wing. They also proposed a flying wing
model that eventually became the failed A-12 Avenger II
Other Concepts included a plane called the Missileer which was armed with numerous AA missiles
A VSTOL concept called "Jimminey Cricket"
Another was an all stealth design which to me looks like a cross between Tacit Blue and the failed Northrup AST project
Another concept that Im unsure of the design company but looks like a cut down B-58 Hustler
One of Lockheeds initial proposals actually looked like a single tailed SR-71. If anybody has a picture I would appreciate it.
Other concepts I don't have a picture of are:
Boeing's multiple concepts
McDonnell Douglas Revamped F-15 (They felt stealth was a passing fad)
Rockwell's blended all wing design
Grumman's killer looking FSW design (looks like the SU-47)
[edit on 24-8-2004 by FredT]