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AEDC PHOTOS #73-1555

LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHTER TESTED - Drag and stability tests of the YF-17 Northrop's entry in the Air Force lightweight fighter prototype program, were performed in Arnold Engineering Development center's (AEDC) 16-foot transonic propulsion wind tunnel in the early 1970's. The tests, first at AEDC to use a complete model of the aircraft, determined its aerodynamic characteristics at a variety of yaw angles and angles of attack throughout the transonic speed range.

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