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Vought V- Series
1943 USAAF fighter project derived from XF5U-1
1943 US Navy F4U-1WM fighter version with Pratt & Whitney Wasp Major engine
1943 USAAF tailless fighter 'with special engine' project (led to the CUTLASS)
1944 US Navy twin-engined single-seat carrier-borne fighter
1944 US Navy twin-engined single-seat land based fighter
1944 US Navy VF Carrier Based Landplane (became XF6U-1)
1944 US Navy derivative of XF5U-1 with Special Powerplant Research
1945 US Navy variant of F4U with single stage "E" engine and compressor
1945 US Navy two-seat high-performance carrier-based night fighter (V-343-A-1 with Westinghouse 24C-4 engines, -B-1 and -B-2 with G.E. T6-100)
1945 twin-engined cargo transport project
1945 US Navy carrier-borne observation type
1945 US Navy High Speed Single Place Jet Fighter (XF7U-1)
1945 High speed interceptor for US Navy
1945 four-seat commercial aircraft
1945 US Navy Supersonic Pilotless Aircraft (P/A VI Long Range)
1945 High Performance Search Type Aircraft for US Navy
1945 US Navy variant of F4U with "E" type engine (F4U-5)
1946 US Navy production version of XF5U-1 (became F6U-1)
1946 US Navy Studies for Pilotless Aircraft (Model P/A VI - short range)
1945 two-seat high speed trainer derived from the F4U
1946 US Navy P/A XIV unmanned concept (Model P/A XIV)
1946 VA VF Airplane Long Range Escort - heavyweight long-range fighter for US Navy.
1947 Subsonic Pilotless Aircraft for US Navy; inherited know-how and technology from the experimental V-353, (XSSM-N-8 REGULUS).
1947 US Navy Class VA High Performance Attack Aircraft.
1947 US Navy Improved F6U-1 project with afterburners.
1947 US Navy remotely controlled aerial target for US Navy
1947 Variant of F4U-5 for the Netherlands with "C" type engine
1948 Class VF Interceptor Fighter for US Navy to OS-113.
1948 US Navy long-range escort fighter
1948 US Navy Long Range High Speed Jet Bomber project to specification OS-111.
1948 US Navy F7U-1 production version of XF7U-1
1949 US Navy F7U-2, F7U-3
1949 US Navy VF Class fighter proposal
1949 Cutlass twin-fuselage study
1949 US Air Force Penetration Fighter project
1950 US Navy twin-engined VA Class ASW studies (XS2U-1) to specification OS-117;
1950 US Navy AEW Studies (XS2U-1W)
1950 US Navy High Speed (550mph) target, became X28A
1950 US Navy Tactical Missile (XSSM-N-8A Regulus)
1950 USAF high performance interceptor project (perhaps MX-1554/WS-201A)
1951 F7U-3 re-engined with Pratt & Whitney J57 engines for US Navy
1951 VF Long Range Fighter (research)
1951 USAF interceptor project derived from F7U-3
1951 US Navy land-based ASW aircraft
1951 export variant of F4U (Peru)
1951 USAF proposed fighter-bomber variant of F7U-3.
1952 US Navy Long Range Fighter.
1952 US Navy supersonic missile design (SSM-N-9 Regulus II)
1952 US Navy Carrier Based Dayfighter, became V-383/V-384
1952 US Navy carrier-based attack aircraft, A3U-1 Design Studies
1952 USAF fighter-bomber projected derivative
1953 US Navy Carrier Based Day Fighter with J57 engines, to specification OS-130. Built as F8U-1 Crusader.
Alternate design to V-383 with J65 engines.
1953 US Navy Producibility Programmer for Regulus I.
1953 USAF Strategic Fighter proposal
1953 US Navy air-to-surface missile proposal
1953 US Navy A2U-2 projected variant of F7U, an A2U-1 with larger wing
1953 US Navy A2U-2 with J57 engines
1954 US Navy A2U-1 projected variant of F7U with J46 Block III engines
1954 USAF long-range fighter proposal to LRI-X requirement
1954 US Navy F8U-1P carrier-based photo recce variant of F8U-1
1954 US Navy Limited Attack version of F8U-1
1954 US Navy All Weather Fighter with Attack (version of F8U-1?)
1954 US Navy VFA Class all-weather fighter/ground-attack F8U variant (Sep. 1954)
1954 USAF A2U-1 missile-carrying A2U-1 variant
1954 US Navy SSM-N-9 (FTM) 36 missile with J79 engine; redesignated as RGM-15A-CV REGULUS II US Navy SSM-N-9 (TM) 7 missile with J79 engine; redesignated as RGM-15A-CV
1954 adaptation of REGULUS to be carried by a B-52 bomber (A/B/C)
1955 US Navy F8U variant with missiles and special stores carrier version
1955 US Navy all-weather F8U variant with missiles and special stores carrier version
1955 US Navy XF8U-3 high performance all-weather missile-carrier
1955 USAF proposed variant of F8U-3
1955 long-range ballistic missile project
1955 US Navy Interim AEW / C & C electronic surveillance aircraft (May 1956) to OS-139 ; lost to the W2F-1 (E-2) Hawkeye
REGULUS II 1955 US Navy KD2U-1 14 VKD Class radio-controlled target project (Jan. 1956); preceded by 7 conversions; redesignated as MQM-15A-CV
1955 US Navy attack aircraft
1956 US Navy development of REGULUS II missile
1956 US Navy F8U-1T (TF-8A) VF Class carrier-based two-seat trainer version proposal
1956 short-range ballistic missile project
1957 US Navy proposed rocket-assisted F8U-1 derivative, static thrust research
1957 US Navy improvement studies of F8U-1, prefigured the F8U-2N
1957 lightweight ASM missile project to be carried by a B-52 (Hound Dog)
1957 US Navy projected "limited" all-weather variant of F8U-2, prefigured F8U-2NE
1957 US Navy X-207 development program of REGULUS under X-207 specification
1957 US Navy long-range ASM missile proposal for Eagle competition with Marquardt or Aerojet General engine (1958)
1957 US Navy VA Class low-altitude all-weather attack aircraft "Vigilante" to TS149 requirement (lost to Grumman A2F Intruder)
1957 US Navy ASW missile project, to be launched by a submarine (Subroc)
1957 US Navy F8U-3 Phase II Improvement Studies
1957 US Navy F8U-3 variant with J58 engine
1957 NASA exploratory rockets project (Project Orb)
1957 Battlefield missile project (project FIRE)
1957 Nuclear powered supersonic missile project (project SLAM)
1958 US Army Type A & B tactical missile project
1959 Transport vehicle utilizing solid fuel rocket motor for manned space vehicle (Little Joe)
1959 airframe for four-stage satellite launcher
1959 Capsule for Man-In-Space (Mercury)
1959 warhead adaption kit for LITTLE JOHN missile
1959 guidance system project for SSGM-type missions
1959 USAF advanced ASM missile
1959 US Navy adaptation of a Sperry target Drone
1959 ORB satellite family (Project ORB)
1959 Scout four-stage launcher project
1959 US Navy "close support aircraft" project
1959 Eagle Missile Carrier "Missileer" for VFMX requirement
1959 USAF adaptation of SCOUT 609A Weapon System (Blue Scout)
1959 USAF "1960 communications satellite" project
1959 US Navy carrier-borne ASW aircraft project (Project "Oasis")
1959 USAF flight simulator project for the F-108
1959 space re-entry vehicle Free-Flight Model
1959 USAF Aircraft Penetration Aid study
1959 NAA "Fingerprint" guidance development
1959 USAF tactical SSM project
1959 North American "Fingerprint" guidance proposal for NAA/USAF
1959 development of Project Hummingbird (Hipshot Astro) (presumably a VTO tailsitter)
1960 USAF TERCOM (Terrain Contour Mapping) study
1960 tri-service V/STOL transport project (XC-142)
1960 Typhon SAM missile project
1960 projected two-seat fighter/trainer variant of F8U-2
1961 Light Attack Airplane (tri-service)
1961 turboprop-powered tactical support (Close Support) STOL aircraft project for Army and Marines.
1961 US Navy XAAM-N-11 missile project for TFX program.
1959 US Army Missile "B" (Lance) tactical missile.
Crusader for French Navy
1962 projected attack version of F8U (A3U)
1962 F8U Interim Attack Aircraft (Interim VAX)
Model 64 Missile - Tri-Service
1962 US Army COIN light aircraft project
Intra-Theatre Transport - Tilt-wing
1963 Intra-Theatre Transport - ADAM
USAF VA(L) attack variant of F8U with turbofan engine, became A-7
1963 Advanced V/STOL Tactical Fighter Weapon System
VA(L) carrier-borne attack aircraft project. Became A-7 Corsair II.
1963 Amphibian XC-142A ASW tilt-wing transport planning study
1963 Infra-Theater transport - large V/STOL transport project with lift jets
1963 proposed variant of F8U for Great Britain
1963 aircraft project for DSM program
1963 Army reconnaissance aircraft
1963 aircraft project for SBM program
1963 CLAMP - Chemical Low Altitude Missile Puny, direct precursor of "modern" cruise missiles (although supersonic)
1963 Cruise Fan - Lift Fan - study for use of turbofan in cruise and sustaining modes
1963 COIN aircraft project
1964 US Army surveillance and target acquisition aircraft
1964 proposed variant of F8U for Lebanon
1964 SOR 210 VTOL transport project (against Bell D-2022)
1964 USAF V/STOL close support aircraft
1965 development of elements for the Douglas C-5A
1965 60 passenger tilt-wing commercial transport aircraft
1965 development of elements for the Lockheed C-5A
1965 supersonic ADAM aircraft project
1965 quick reaction ASM (U) armament project
1965 ADAM II Concept Evaluation
1965 fighter project for USAF FX requirement
1965 US Navy VFAX assault aircraft project
1965 ADAM II - Forward Facing Nose Fan
1965 aircraft project for ARM program
1965 development of A-7D/SA variant
V-488 through V-499 not issued
1966 missile project, became the MAVERICK missile
1967 CARA (New Design)
1967 USAF AX aircraft project
1967 CARA (XC-142 version)
1967 "Super Crusader (F8/A7)"
1967 USN "F-111B replacement" - VFX - scaled-up derivative of the final V-483-149 VFAX design from 1967.
1968 LIT (Light Intra-Theater Transport) project
1968 USN interceptor project for VFX program, competitor of Grumman F-14 TOMCAT.
1968 USN two-seater development of A-7
1968 USAF two-seater development of A-7
1968 two-seater development of A-7 for USAF special operations
1969 USAF instrument trainer 2 seat A-7 project
1969 projected "Wild Weasel" version of A-7
1969 SCAR forward air control system project
1970 projected high performance variant of USAF A-7D (F100 engine)
1970 projected high performance variant of Navy A-7E (F401 engine)
1971 USAF FAC - Forward Air Controller, aircraft project for special operations forces. V-516A
- two-seat derivative for commercial use. V-516B
- four-seat single-engine derivative for civilian use. V-516C
- four-seat twin-engine derivative for civilian use. V-516D
- two-seat single-engine derivative for military use. V-516E -
four-seat twin-engine derivative for military use.
1971 Navy AV(X) V/STOL aircraft prototype with fixed lift engines and (V-517A) TF30 and (V-517B) F401 turbofan. Also V-517D.
1971 USAF QRI jet interceptor project (Quick Response Interceptor program)
1971 US Navy demo two-seat conversion of first A-7E
1971 V/STOL aircraft project with TF30 (V-520A) or F401 (V-520B) turbofan engine and swing-out lift engines.
Advanced Lightweight fighter to LWF requirement.
1973 Advanced Tactical Fighter
1972 US Navy V/STOL canard aircraft project with 2 lift, 1 lift/cruise engines.
1972 US Navy Falcon 20E AWG-9 Trainer TCX.
1973 Advanced Navy Fighter project (navalised V-1100 LWF), pre-VFAX.
1973 Cross-Flow Fan Sea Control Ship Fighter Attack Aircraft.
1973 US Navy sub-launched cruise-missile project.
1973-74 US Navy VFAX-type fighter-bomber aircraft project.
Navy Strike Fighter Proposal derived from F-16 - F401 Engine
Navy Strike Fighter Proposal derived from F-16- F100 Engine.
Navy Strike Fighter Proposal derived from F-16- F101 Engine
1976 Commercial Utility Cargo Transport - medium transport aircraft project
1976 A-7 VAM US Navy all-weather two-seat attack variant
1977 US Navy Single seat A-7, updated V-528. V-529D
with F404-GE-400 engines
1977 US Navy Type A multimission ASW/AEW VOD/MA AV/STOL aircraft project
1977 projected two-seat twin F404 engine rebuild of A-7D
1978 Undergraduate Pilot Trainer System proposal - Navy (V-532B submitted to VTX-TS)
1978 Undergraduate Pilot Trainer System proposal - USAF
1978 Type A CTOL US Navy Study
1979 USAF projected night attack variant of A-7 ('Nightstriker')
1979 US Navy Type B series flow tandem fan powered V/STOL aircraft project
1979 US Navy Type A V/STOL aircraft project with Stopped rotor
1980 USAF NGT "Fully Responsive to Req's" - two-seat single trainer project based on VFW/RFB FANTRAINER principle.
1980 USAF NGT "Alternate (Optimised Version)" alternate version of V-538 with twin engines.
"Black-Hole Project (Secret)" - classified project (related to Northrop/Boeing/LTV "SENIOR ICE"?)
1981 USAF NGT configured with high wing.
1982 cheap multi-mission fighter-bomber project
1981 MPWS - mobile defensive weapon system project for the Marines
1983 US Navy VMX study - derivative of the ATLAS
1983 US Navy NAA/NSAA Naval Adversary Aircraft; americanization of Mikoyan MiG-21; 24 new aircraft deliveries initially planned.