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F-19 is the designation for a hypothetical US fighter aircraft thathas never been officially acknowledged, and has engendered muchspeculation that it might refer to a type of aircraft whose existenceis still classified.

Since the unification of the numbering system in 1962,U.S. fighters have been designated by consecutive numbers, beginningwith the F-1 Fury. F-13 was never assigned to a fighter due totriskaidekaphobia, though the designation had previously been used fora reconnaissance version of the B-29. After the F/A-18 Hornet, thenext announced aircraft was the YF-20 Tigershark. The USAF proposedthe F-19 designation for the fighter, but Northrop requested the"F-20" instead. The USAF finally approved the F-20 designation in1982. The truth behind this jump in numbers is Northrop pressed thedesignation "YF-20" as they wanted an even number, in order to standout from the Soviet odd-numbered designations. Despite this, thedesignations YF-17 and YF-23 were not skipped (although YF-20, YF-17and YF-23 all were prototypes and did not enter production phase).


The United States received the first Lockheed F-117 stealth fighterin 1982. During the decade many news articles discussed what theycalled the "F-19". The Testor Corporation produced a F-19 scalemodel. The company had decades of experience in producing highlydetailed models that pilots and aerospace engineers purchased, andused its sources in the United States military and defensecontractors. The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and other mediadiscussed the model after its January 1986 introduction; when the realstealth aircraft crashed in California in July 1986, news stories usedthe model to depict it.

Representative Ron Wyden asked the chairman of Lockheed Corporationwhy an aircraft that Congressmen could not see was sold as modelaircraft. The publicity helped to make the model the best-sellingmodel aircraft of all time, but it did not really resemble the F-117,which no doubt pleased those working with the real, secretaircraft. The F-117 designation was publicly revealed with the actualaircraft in November 1988.



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  • Weapon bay door opening matches selected weapon
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  • Ejection seat
  • Multiple liveries available separately
  • SASL plug-in driven avionics and automated systems
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