A Web of Secrecy

50 minutes
United States of America

A Web of Secrecy: YF-23 Black Widow II Declassified

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!

This doc tells the true story of the ingenuity required to create technology that didn’t exist, and the intense human drama that formed the backdrop to the winner-take-all Pentagon competition. It’s all here, the science, the secrets the heartaches and the triumphs, told by the scientists and test pilots themselves. More than three years in the making,