Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on September 06, 2022 at 9:12:57 PST:
MRF-24X was a design study only. As explained elsewhere on this thread, the resume of Joseph Lanni, like the resumes of the USAF pilots who flew Soviet MiGs bearing cover USAF F-1xx designations, had the reference to YF-24 removed from its subsequent editions, leading me to come to an understanding that YF-24 in all probability was used for a technology demonstrator. Recall that the Northrop Tacit Blue and Boeing Bird of Prey were given the cover designations YF-117D and YF-118G respectively despite being technology demonstrators, and since Lanni apparently flew classified prototypes, the possibility that the YF-24 may have been the same kind of aircraft that crashed at RAF Boscombe Down in 1994, perhaps serving as a tech demonstrator for a stealthy fighter-bomber or Mach 6 reconnaissance aircraft.
In Reply to: Re: YF-24 myth, the supposed classified aircraft that never was posted by Pimau5 on September 05, 2022 at 22:31:20 PST:
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