Re: YF-117A goes on display

Message posted by Peter Merlin on March 04, 2008 at 15:16:21 PST:

It is on its landing gear, but the wheels are supported by stands to take the weight (about 18,000 pounds) off the tires,

I took quite a few pictures as the aircraft was towed over from Site 7 and set in position at the airpark. The airplane was painted in test markings with the ED tailcode for Edwards AFB. There is a scorpion with a numeral 4 behind the canopy indicating that this was "Scorpion 4," the fourth FSD prototype. A smaller scorpion on the canopy rail behind the pilot's name is overlaid by a dagger with a numeral 1 for the pilot's call sign: DAGGER 01. There is a Marvin The Martian head on the bottom of the plane along the aft centerline. I'm not sure if this represents the Materials Application and Repair Section (MARS) or not.

In Reply to: Re: YF-117A goes on display posted by Don on March 04, 2008 at 14:21:10 PST:


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