A formation of YF-23s

YF-23 is a jet fighter that appears only in Strikers 1945 III. They first appeared in the USA random stage then reappeared again in Stage 5 which are both enemies that the player encountered.


In the 1980s, the USAF began looking for a replacement for its fighter aircraft, especially to counter the USSR's advanced Sukhoi Su-27 and Mikoyan MiG-29. Several companies submitted design proposals; the USAF selected proposals from Northrop and Lockheed. Northrop teamed with McDonnell Douglas to develop the YF-23, while Lockheed, Boeing and General Dynamics developed the YF-22.


  • Before Strikes 1945 III, the YF-23 also appeared in Samurai Aces, another video game by Psikyo, as Kennomaru's fighter.