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Curtiss-Wright X-200 (USAF X-19)

Mark Nankivil

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Greetings All -

A recent EPay "win" had me receiving a Curtis Wright High Speed VTOL brochure and a pair of nice pics of the X-18.

A scan of the brochure can be downloaded here:

C-W High Speed VTOL Brochure - 1.pdf - 16.76MB

Anyone else have good drawings or photos of the X-19?

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This and the X-22 are two of my favorite VTOLs.
 

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Greetings All -

Pretty nice:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Curtis-Wright-X-19-Desk-Model-by-Topping_W0QQitemZ250615632154QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a59db111a

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Hi All -

Here's a nice looking model of the X-19:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1960s-CURTISS-WRIGHT-X-19-DISPLAY-MODEL-PLANE-STAND-/350425260860?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5196f9233c

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Interesting footage of the accident Curtiss-Wright X-19 to address

http://forum.mikrokopter.de/topic-3757.html
 

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Wonderful stuff on X-19. To bad they did not have digital fly-by-wire technology back then. Might actually have "quad tilt rotor" aircraft today.
Thanks for the scans.
 

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Greetings All -

A bit pricey but neat nonetheless:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-60s-1-48-Topping-Curtiss-Wright-X-19-VTOL-Research-Aircraft-Desktop-Model-/250925568571?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6c54523b

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The X-19 was built and flown, is very well documented, and has been preserved in a museum.
For these reasons, it is a little more than a "Postwar Aircraft Project" and seems legitimate enough in the "Aerospace" section.

It hasn't been mentioned in this topic, but if the X-200 prototype had led to a production version it would have been called the C-143. The designation XC-143 was briefly reserved for the X-19 prototype, but later cancelled, so that the "old" C-for transport list stopped at C-142...

Related topics:
  • Curtiss-Wright Model 90 VTOL (AAFSS) [link]
  • Curtiss-Wright VTOL projects [link]
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
The X-19 was built and flown, is very well documented, and has been preserved in a museum.
Could you clarify what you mean by preserved in a museum; It's legacy? Since the X-19 actually crashed quite spectacularly.

However, I do agree it belongs in Aerospace, since it did actually exist.
 

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Yes, but...

From Wikipedia:

The first flight of the X-19 took place in November 1963 (other sources give 26 June 1964). It was intended that the X-19 would be developed into a VTOL transport aircraft. However the first X-19 was destroyed in a crash on 25 August 1965, and the program was subsequently cancelled. The second prototype is currently being stored in the restoration facilities at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.
Sundog, by "preserved" I didn't mean "restored" of course, but the airframe is still there, and in a condition that could lead to a clean restoration for static display I guess.
 

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Thank you! That's awesome. I forgot they had a second demonstrator/prototype. I would love to see it restored.
 

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Sundog said:
Thank you! That's awesome. I forgot they had a second demonstrator/prototype. I would love to see it restored.
Not to worry, the mistake is understandable since several sources have claimed there only was one prototype...
 

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Is there more info and images (views and models) of the tandem seat gunship variation?
 

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Hi,


from the Report; Zeitschrift: Allgemeine schweizerische Militärzeitschrift : ASMZ
 

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Curtiss Wright VTOL Model

1/6 scaled model. Nice

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Curtiss-Wright-X-19-VTOL-Test-Aircraft-Wind-Tunnel-Model-like-V-22-Osprey-/192040433079?hash=item2cb68075b7:g:u48AAOSwj85YNIO-
 

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Re: Curtiss Wright VTOL Model

Yeah... I was about to commit when I saw I would have to go to New Jersey to get it. Bummer. :-[
 

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Model of Curtiss-Wright X-19 (broken) by Topping

Model of Curtiss-Wright X-19 manufactured by Topping found on eBay in broken condition.

Source:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1960s-1-48-Topping-Curtiss-Wright-X-19-VTOL-Research-Aircraft-Desktop-Model/322457417171?_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20131231084308%26meid%3D913c1f2d6167471a98ecba5556f9b5fa%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D182058153075
 

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