Web of Secrecy Black Widow II Declassified (2000)

Documentaries, Aviation | 50 min
Rating: /10

Movie Info

  • Director: Peter Facer
  • Language: English
  • Ratings: Unrated

Movie Synopsis

Of all the aircraft conceived and produced, none can match the engineers’ artistry of the YF-23 Black Widow II.  It was a fighter so advanced that it was poised to play a key role in keeping the “Free World” free during the Cold War, by outclassing everything else in the sky. This is the only complete account of the TOP SECRET story behind the creation of the incredible supersonic ATF stealth fighter designed by the Northrop and McDonnell Douglas team, competing against the Lockheed designed YF-22,  in  competition for the hundred billion dollar prize contract with the Air Force…and why the U.S. Government decided not to buy it! Its all here…the science, the secrets, the heartaches and the triumphs, told by the test pilots, the engineers and the men who built it. More than three years in the making, The filmmakers faced the task of discovering and accessing the formerly top secret records, and securing approvals from Northrop, Lockheed and the U.S. Air Force, before their story could be told.  One of the most important stories in the history of aviation.

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Documentaries, Aviation