Model: unknown

Name: DynaStar

Type: Jet fighter

Date: 2007

Status: Experimental

Country: United States

Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Designation: YF-33A / YF-33B


Just like the USAF demanded a specific prototype development from Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Marine Corps also required a Marine-only alternate proposal for the JSF program. This time Lockheed Martin was the prime contractor and designer. The aircraft was called the F-33A Dynastar, and a two-seat version designated F-33B was also offered.


Again, I am thankful to Robert for his amazing profiles (notably of the F-35) which I used like one uses a box of spare parts in order to build a new imaginary model...

Though I'm no technical expert, I have a feeling that the downward winglets and the canards might both be a problem when it comes to being stealthy...

Viewers' comments:
  • "I wonder if I can convince you to do a canardless/tailless version just to see what comes out?" (Just call me Ray)
  • "It seems to me in this project is something from the ideas of Rutan... But it seems to me the canard scheme is not the most successful decision for placing of air intake." (JazzTime)
  • "Somethinq between the Varieze and the Boeing Bird of Prey!" (ElectrikBlue)
  • "Wow, the F-33 and F-34 are quite amazing!" (Robert)

My comments:

Thanks, JazzTime, you are very right! The canard wasn't in my design originally but seemed necessary to me. The air intake probably should be further above or further down, but not in the downwash of the canards... Shucks!