Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin

Model: unknown

Name: StarViper

Type: Jet attack

Date: 1994

Status: Demonstrator

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Air Force

Designation: YA-25A, A-25B


The Lockheed StarViper demonstrator was the missing link between the famed F-16 and the F-22 Raptor. A test batch of three aircraft designated YA-25A was built, followed by 30 production A-25As, as well as 25 examples of the tandem-seat A-25B trainer version.

The photo shows the first A-25B, while the three-view arrangement and the color profile for the single-seat A-25A version can be seen below right.


The StarViper is a rare case when I did not just do one image, but actually three: the photo of course, but also the color profile and the three-view arrangement. (both by reusing existing artwork and reworking it).

Viewers' comments:
  • Sweet! Take the F-16, and merge it with the F-22 and add some features from the PAKFA and oyu get one awesome looking plane. (AerospacerJ)
  • O_O Shame that we won't see this bird flying around :( (Roddy1990)
  • Seems legit :D (EricJ562)
  • I love the YA-25A StarViper! (comradeloganov)
  • I really love the Starviper!!! (Doom!)
  • I think the iranians were way ahead of you this time, kind off: HESA Saequeh [link] (RomaniaTricolor)

My comments:

Gosh, a twin-tailed F-5! I think I saw it before but never realized it was for real! No wonder the Americans are pissed off by the Iranians... LOL! Thanks for the link.