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YF-17 Hornet

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The Northrop YF-17 (nicknamed "Cobra") is a prototype (Of an F/A18 Hornet) lightweight fighter aircraft designed by Northrop aviation for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology evaluation program. The LWF was initiated because many in the fighter community believed that aircraft like the F-15 Eagle were too large and expensive for many combat roles. The YF-17 was the culmination of a long line of Northrop designs, beginning with the N-102 Fang in 1956, continuing through the F-5 family.

General Characteristics

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  • Wingspan 29.9ft (9.1m)
  • Length 48.9ft (14.9m)
  • Height 11.6ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight -11,797lbs (-5,351kg)
  • Loaded Weight 6,260lbs (2,839kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.076
  • Wing Loading 18.0lbs/ft2 (87.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 348.7ft2 (32.4m2)
  • Drag Points 3416


  • Number of Parts 97
  • Control Surfaces 8