The Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 was a prototype stealth
fighter aircraft developed during the 1980s and first part of
the 1990s. It was designed for a USAF brief which called for
an advanced tactical fighter. All the major US aircraft manufacturers
of the time submitted designs to the United States Air Force,
including Lockheed, McDonnell Douglas, Northrop, Grumman, Rockwell,
General Dynamics and Boeing. The Northrop YF-23 and the Lockheed
YF-22 were the finalists, with the production contract eventually
being awarded to the YF-22.
The Northrop YF-23 was built in answer to the Soviet Union's
most advanced fighter jets, namely the Sukhoi Su-27 and the
Mikoyan MiG-29. The primary role of the YF-23 was to have been
air-to-air combat, and it used the latest technologies, including
composite materials and lightweight metal alloys, as well as
the latest flight-control systems and stealth technology to
make it faster, more agile, and more stealthy than almost every
BMW 2002 Hommage Concept
The BMW 2002 Hommage is yet another retro-inspired concept
car in the German company's expanding "Hommage" range
of prototype vehicles. Following on from 2015's 3.0
CSL Hommage, and 3.0
CSL Hommage R, the BMW 2002 Hommage is a modern day interpretation
of the BMW
2002 Turbo from the early 1970s.
Based on the BMW M2, the 2002 Hommage concept mirrors the look
of the original 2002 with square-shaped taillight lenses and
a prominent ducktail spoiler. The concept also features a gaping
front grille, and the iconic blue, purple and red stripes of
BMW racing. A "turbo" badge is also tucked into the headlight
housing. The retro-style 20-inch wheels feature a two-tone finish
and a multi-spoke design.
Fairey Battle T
The Fairey Battle T was the trainer version of the Fairey
Battle, a single-engined light bomber built in the late 1930s
by the Fairey Aviation Company for the Royal Air Force.
The Fairey Battle was brought in to replace the ageing Hawker
Hart and Hind biplanes, however the fast pace of aircraft development
during the second world war meant the Fairey Battle was out-classed
almost before it entered service. The aircraft type suffered
heavy losses due to its poor defensive armament, slow speed,
and lack of any armor for the cockpit or self-sealing fuel tanks.
Wheelsandmore Audi R8 V10 Plus "Beastie Toys"
German tuning company Wheelsandmore have unveiled a tuning
and styling package for the Audi R8 V10 Plus.
Upgrading a car as already potent as the R8 V10 Plus is a pretty
tall order. And in terms of styling the changes are pretty subtle.
But in the engine bay things get interesting. Three different
stages of tuning are offered as part of the "Beastie Toys" package.