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NORTHROP YF-17 COBRA FLIGHT TEST PROGRESS REPORT - 14 NOVEMBER 1974

YF-l7 prototypes maneuver against each other as part of flight test program at Edwards Air Force Base, California.


Summary of flight test data as of 13 November 1974
Total flights: 192
Total flight time: 217 hours 56 minutes
Total supersonic time: Approx. 8 hours
AIMó9 missile firing: Started 8 November
MK-84 stores separation: 7 bombs dropped
100% symmetrical loads: Completed 8 November
USAF-piloted flights: 106 made by six USAF pilots

In two days (8 and 9 November) nine YF-17 sorties flown by five different pilots for total of nearly 7 hours.


 

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