• S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1
  • S14 Production AVFS-008 YF-23 PAV-1

Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 PAV-1

Review on July 17, 2016 | S14 Production Diecast Model 1/144 Scale

Basic Information

S14(エスワンフォー)社製ダイキャストモデルです。商品の概略は以下のとおり。
This is a ready-made diecast model by S14 Co., Ltd. The specifications of this product is as follows.

Product MakerS14 Co., Ltd.
Product SeriesAviation Fighters Series
Product NameItem No:AVFS-008
YF-23 Black Widow II (PAV-1 Spider)
Model Scale1:144
DimensionsLength:14.3cm / Width:9.2cm
Release DateMay 2016 (in Japan)
Price6,264 yen in Japan
Notes *Ready-made display model (painted and assembled)
*Die-cast body with some plastic parts
*All markings by tampo printing
*Landing gears are fixed as landing position
*Pilot figure NOT included
*Canopy doesn't open

Shape, Painting and Markings

本モデルは実機に忠実なアウトラインを持ち、緻密なパネルラインが施されています。塗装やマーキング類も素晴らしい出来栄えです。

This model has the exactly outline and detailed panel line which are the same as the real plane. The painting and markings are excellent.

DETAILED SURFACE AND EXCELLENT PAINTING

Special Mention

PACKAGE DESIGN

化粧箱はハニカム模様がプリントされた美しいデザインとなっています。
The box has beautiful design printed honeycomb overall.

PACKAGE DESIGN

THE UNDERSIDE

ギアは着陸姿勢で固定され、ウェポンベイは閉状態となっています。
The gears are fixed as landing position and weapon bays are closed.

THE UNDERSIDE

AROUND THE ENGINE NOZZLE

耐熱タイルが実機のように表現されており、これは1/144スケールモデルとしては十分なものです。
The heat-absorbing tiles are expressed as real plane, they are good enough in 1/144 scale model.

AROUND THE ENGINE NOZZLE

AROUND THE COCKPIT

キャノピーはオープン不可。コクピット内は精密に再現されています。パイロットフィギュアは付属しません。
The canopy doesn't open. The cockpit interior is detailed well. Pilot figure NOT included.

AROUND THE COCKPIT

about real plane

Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23

YF-23は、ノースロップ/マクダネル・ダグラスがアメリカ空軍向けに開発した単座・双発のステルス戦闘機技術実証機です。 YF-23は、ATF(Advanced Tactical Fighter:先進戦術戦闘機)計画において競争試作の最終選考にこぎつけ、ロッキードYF-22と次期戦闘機の座をめぐり争そいました。
YF-23はライバルに対しステルス性や速度性能では勝っていたものの、機動性の面では劣っていました。 4年間もの開発・評価プロセスの後、1991年にYF-22が選定され、F-22ラプターとして生産に入ることが決定しました。

Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 was an American single-seat, twin-engine stealth fighter aircraft technology demonstrator designed for the United States Air Force. The design was a finalist in the USAF's Advanced Tactical Fighter(ATF) competition, battling the Lockheed YF-22 for a production contract.
The YF-23 was stealthier and faster, but less agile than its competitor. After a four-year development and evaluation process, the YF-22 was announced the winner in 1991 and entered production as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

File:YF-23 on taxiway.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
File:YF-23 on taxiway.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Reference

[Video]

*DVD: Web of Secrecy: YF-23 Black Widow II Declassified(Japanese Edition) / Published by Tokuma Japan Communications Co., Ltd. 2002

[Website]

*YF-23.net