King Of The Skies: Who Wins When The F-23 And F-22 Stealth Jets Do Battle?
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Key point: Had Northrop won the competition, the F-23 might have been a better overall performer, but it would have likely been more expensive.

In 1991, Lockheed won the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) competition and went on to develop the stealthy world beating F-22 Raptor air superiority fighter.

While in many ways, Northrop’s losing YF-23 was a much better design, but the U.S. Air Force chose the Lockheed aircraft because it believed that company would better...

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