Aviation Photo #0983537 Northrop YA-9A - USA - Air Force

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Northrop's contender for the 1966 A-X programme which sought an A-1 type replacement close air support jet aircraft, the YA-9A was just beaten by Fairchild's A-10A. The margin was close, the winner was just slightly more maintainable and had better survivability. Sadly the price of failure is a dusty spot in a museum.
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