Aviation Photo #1642552 Northrop YF-17A Cobra - USA - Navy

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Even though it is basically the original YF-17, still the manufacturers wanted it to look like the F-18 prototype, which--albeit of the same configuration--was considerably heavier and with numerous other differences. Even the serial presentation was changed to a six-digit one to make it resemble a real naval fighter, ...which it was not.
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Photo Added: January 21, 2010

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