Western Museum of Flight, Torrance, California (CA)

USA, North America

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February 24, 2023


August 13, 2019

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One of the most interesting planes they have is the YF-23A “Black Widow II” PAV-2.

It  was the Northrop/McDonnell Douglas team’s entry into the ATF (Advanced Tactical Fighter) competition. The four-way ATF competition pitted the Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23A “Black Widow II” team against the Lockheed/Boeing/General Dynamics YF-22A “Lightning II” team. The Pratt & Whitney YF119 engine competed with the General Electric YF120 engine. At the end of the competition, the YF-22A “Lightning II” and the Pratt & Whitney YF119 engine were the winners.

They have made a great YouTube Video about the plane:

YF-23A “Black Widow II” PAV-2

Some of the other planes exhibited are:

  • North American F-86 Sabre Jet
  • Northrop YF-17 “Cobra” (Prototype #1)
  • Grumman F-14A “Tomcat”
  • Northrop F-5A “Freedom Fighter”
  • Douglas A-4A Skyhawk
  • British Aerospace Harrier T.4 Jump Jet
  • Northrop JB-1 “Bat” World War II “Buzz Bomb” built in 1942. There are only three of Jack Northrop’s flying wings left in the world. This is one of them!

Image by: Motohide Miwa from USA [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Number of exhibited items at Western Museum of Flight

Planes & Helicopters: 26-50, Inventory link

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Address: 3315 Airport Drive, 90505, Torrance, California (CA), USA, North America
Coordinates: 33.801327, -118.342575

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Note: This information was accurate February, 2023 when it was published/updated, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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