Air International 1974-03
??? - Northrop's new fighter generation
The fuselage of the first YF-17 is seen after removal from the assembly jig and prior to 'wing mating.
A mock-up of the YF-17 engine duct, inlet, inlet ramp, and adjacent wing and fuselage surfaces. Prior to first flight, an actual YJ-101 engine was being mated to this mock-up and was to be run to maximum power (including afterburner operation) to demonstrate engine-airframe compatibility.
A complete YF-17 model undergoing wind tunnel testing. In addition to testing of the YF-17 configuration itself, the design benefits from earlier development of the P-530 Cobra.
Northrop YF-17