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Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« on: June 19, 2007, 10:54:11 am »
Greetings All -

I photographed this model of the Vought/VFW submission for the T-37 replacement [Vought V-538 - Added by Admin] while visiting/volunteering with the Vought Retiree's Club, keepers of the Vought historical archives.  Anyone have info on other submissions?

Enjoy the Day!  Mark

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 12:14:18 pm »
It was a development of the RFB Fantrainer, called "Fantrainer 400" and
proposed in 1979. As the short article from FlugRevue 10/1979 shows,
another version with side-by-side seating was considered, too.
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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007, 12:24:07 pm »
Greetings All -

I photographed this model of the Vought/VFW submission for the T-37 replacement while visiting/volunteering with the Vought Retiree's Club, keepers of the Vought historical archives.  Anyone have info on other submissions?

Enjoy the Day!  Mark



Can anyone confirm the designation Vought V-539 for this display model?

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008, 10:11:16 am »
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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 09:24:20 am »
By the way,

the first aircraft for Vought/VFW called V.538 and the second
called V.541.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1980/1980%20-%201302.html?search=vought%20ngt%201980

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 02:18:34 am »
By the way,the first aircraft for Vought/VFW called V.538 and the second
called V.541.

In " Luftfahrt International " 1/81, H.J Meier wrote about the LTV/VFW/RFB entry to NGT contest :

- the one fan entry is the V-538
- the two fan entry is an early V-539 design
- the definitive proposal is the V-539 design shown in the 3-views
                        (2xPT6-34 ,weight 2320 kg ,wing area 17.45m2)

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 02:21:20 am »
Something goes wrong with my pics : here they are !

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 02:44:00 am »
And the text :


In " Luftfahrt International " 1/81, H.J Meier wrote about the LTV/VFW/RFB entry to NGT contest :

- the one fan entry is the V-538
- the two fan entry is an early V-539 design
- the definitive proposal is the V-539 design shown in the 3-views
                        (2xPT6-34 ,weight 2320 kg ,wing area 17.45m2)

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 01:47:19 am »
Vought Eaglet NGT.

Source:
Roy Braybrook, Military Training Aircraft of Today  (Foulis 1987)
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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 11:09:50 am »
Greetings All -

Here's a few drawings from the Vought Archives of the V-539.

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2010, 05:07:47 pm »
...and a few pics which my friend Fred Harl took of V-539 models in the Vought Archives collection.

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2011, 06:57:04 pm »
Vought's Eaglet with small fan ducts

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 06:58:31 pm »
And large fan ducts

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2011, 02:56:19 am »
Splendid. I'm still trying to find the difference between the V-538 and V-541 proposals. They are supposed to be pretty similar, but all the pics I've seen so far seem to show either the V-538 or the V-539 proposal. The only pic labeled "V-541" is most probably mislabelled as the picture seems to depict a V-538.

Could anyone here shed some light on this question? Thanks.

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Re: Vought 'Eaglet' NGT designs
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 03:15:31 am »
V-541 is described as "high-wing". No posted images are high wing.
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