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VTOL and STOVL Designs
« on: November 07, 2016, 02:16:53 AM »
General Dynamics E7 / 218V:




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Re: VTOL and STOVL Designs
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 03:32:14 AM »
E-7 was a nice try, but as this, the XFV-12A, and the XV-4A proved, ejector nozzles just don't work at full scale.  XV-4A was reworked as the XV-4B with a battery of J85 lift engines instead of the ejector system and the XFV-12A never flew vertically under its own power (not sure if it ever flew under its own power(.

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Re: VTOL and STOVL Designs
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 06:58:31 PM »
For those with an account on Secret Projects, there is a thread on the E family of designs here
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Re: VTOL and STOVL Designs
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 02:34:06 AM »
Speaking of VTL designs, here's a cool image of an operational XFV-1 'Pogo':

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Re: VTOL and STOVL Designs
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2018, 02:13:37 AM »
Another:

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Re: VTOL and STOVL Designs
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 02:18:29 AM »
And a fuller version of the earlier one:



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