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YF-23 Specifications

Specifications
Contractor Northrop / McDonnell Douglas
Mission Competitor, along with YF-22, in the ATF competition
Length 67 feet, 5 inches (20.6 meters)
Wing span 43 feet, 7 inches (13.3 meters)
Height 13 feet, 11 inches (4.3 meters)
Maximum takeoff weight 64,000 pounds (29,029 kilograms)
Propulsion 2 Pratt and Whitney YF119 turbofan engines, or
2 General Electric YF120 turbofan engines
Speed Mach 2
Altitude (Maximum) 65,000 feet
Range 865-920 miles (750-800 nautical miles) unrefuelled
Armament 4 AIM-9 Sidewinder - internal bays in engine intake duct sides
4 AIM-120 AMRAAM - internal bays underneath air intakes
Crew One
Unit Cost Unknown
Inventory Two (at museums)

Performance Comparison - YF-22A, YF-23A, F-15C, F/A-18A

Type YF-22A

(F-22 A Raptor)

YF-23A F-15C

Eagle

F/A-18A

Hornet

Crew 1 1 1 (2 - D) 1 (2 - B/D)
Dimensions [ft]

Span

Length

Height

Wing Area [sq]

-

43.0

64.2

17.7

830.0

-

43.6

67.4

13.9

950.0

-

42.8

63.8

18.5

608.0

-

40.4

56.0

15.3

400.0

Weights [lb]

Basic Empty

MTOW

Combat

-

34,000

-

28,820

-

37,000

-

51,320

-

32,050

68,000

39,800

-

23,000

37,500

30,000

Internal Fuel [lb] 25,000 24,000 13,450 11,000
Propulsion Manf

Type

Thrust,Dry [lb]

Thrust,A/B [lb]

GE or P&W

YF120 or YF119

~25,000

~35,000

GE or P&W

YF120 or YF119

~25,000

~35,000

GE

F110-GE100

18,300

28,000

GE

F404-GE400

11,000

16,000

Performance

Max.Sp.Alt [Mach]

Cruise Sp. Alt [Mach]

Combat T/W Dry [-]

Combat T/W A/B [-]

Combat Wg Ldg[lb/ft2]

Combat Radius [NM]

Inflight Refuelling

-

> 1.8

~1.58

1.02

~1.43

58.8

Boom

-

> 1.8

~1.58

0.97

~1.36

54.0

Boom

-

2.5 (1.78)

subsonic

0.92

1.41

63.2

~600

Boom

-

1.78

subsonic

0.733

1.07

75.0

405

Probe

Weapon Load (Air/Air)

Gun

IR AAM

BVR AAM (A)

BVRAAM (B)

-

M-61A1

2 x AIM-9M

4 x AIM-120

-

-

M-61A1

2 x AIM-9M

4 x AIM-120

-

-

M-61A1

4 x AIM-9M

4 x AIM-7M

4 x AIM-120

-

M-61A1

2 x AIM-9M

2 x AIM-7M

2 x AIM-120

Definitions:

  • MTOW - Maximum TakeOff Weight
  • Combat Weight - 50% internal fuel, typical AAM load
  • IR AAM - InfraRed, ie heatseeking Air-Air Missile
  • BVR AAM - Beyond Visual Range Air-Air Missile, usually radar guided
  • Combat Parameter - taken at combat weight, typical weapon load, at altitude
  • Missile Weights: AIM-9=200 lb, AIM-7=500 lb, AIM-120=330 lb,



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