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General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« on: June 22, 2006, 12:31:43 pm »
General Electric 1990s "REMOTE TIP-DRIVEN FAN POWERED
SUPERSONIC FIGHTER CONCEPT" (with a little help from GD)
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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007, 12:16:59 pm »
General Electric goes into fighter business...at least on paper...V/STOL fighter from 1965

LIFT FANS FOR ADVANCED V/STOL AIRCRAFT
by
ZYGMUNT J. PRZEDPELSKI
General Electric Company
Cincinnati, Ohio
AIAA Paper
No. 65-708
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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007, 12:48:56 pm »
GE was a good clue indeed ! Here some more from Aviation Week January 1962:
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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007, 01:08:28 pm »
Tadadada...GE VSTOL day today
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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 11:27:46 am »
Early 60's Interavia...

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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 12:27:05 pm »
Here's another layout of te lower picture,I think, with tandem, instead of
side-by-side seating :
(from AviationWeek 18/1961 )
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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
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General Electric V/STOL attack aircraft
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 07:37:29 pm »
In Flight of 1 June 1961, page 714, a General Electric V/STOL attack aircraft is shown. It was on display at the Paris Air SHow.
Elsewhere in the same issue it is described as follows:
"General Electric VTOL Illustrated in an accompanying photograph (p. 741), GE have a model on their stand of a V/STOL attack aircraft powered by J85s driving two lift fans mounted in the wings. The company believe such lift fans to be applicable to M2 aircraft, and have conducted extensive studies into such applications (none of which have fans in the thin wings). The original 76in fan has completed much very satisfactory rig-running at Evendale."
 
Does anybody have any more on this design?

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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 02:19:08 am »
Early 60's Interavia...

An interesting engine configuration on the upper drawing design - something similar to the later Cessna's 'AX' (aka A-10 Thunderbolt) design proposal!! I wonder if this GE layout was adopted to min fuselage size and weight or for survivability?

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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 03:15:16 pm »
Here is anther General Electric V/STOL transport aircraft.


http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19740012554_1974012554.pdf

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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 09:30:43 am »
A G. E. cruise-fan turbine design based on a North American Sabreliner, taken from a 1963 issue of FLYING:

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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 07:19:45 pm »
Probably not a Sabreliner.  Looking closely at the art (by Keith Ferris, no less!), the fuselage cross-section looks to be circular, and judging by the crew, about equal to the diameter of a Lear 23.  The windshield is much larger in proportion to the fuselage than on the Sabreliner (but is inspired by it).  Also, the wing trailing edge is kinked, not a Sabreliner feature.  I'd guess this to be a piece of Ferris industrial art (before he started painting giant murals in National Museums) illustrating a notional design.  If he was supposed to illustrate a modified Sabreliner, he missed the mark, which I think is unlikely, given his well-earned reputation for accuracy in technical illustration.

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Re: General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2016, 02:24:23 am »
The ASP.613;
http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19620115/28/2

Here's the entire article in full size, presenting not only the ASP 613, but also the ASP 410, ASP 610, ASP 013 and a couple more undesignated projects. We already had all of these on the forum, but this is much higher quality.