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Douglas VTOL/VSTOL/STOL Projects

Mark Nankivil

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There was an article in the Spring, 1962 issue of Air Progress by George Gerhardt called "Soldier's in the Sky" and it was through the courtesy of "Douglas Progess". Anyone know where I can find a copy "Douglas Progress"?

Here are the artist drawings that went with the article. Any ideas if they are tied to specific Douglas model numbers?

The second one may be Douglas 1906 for the C-130 program - see:

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4601.0/highlight,douglas+1906.html

The twin rotor compound design was noted on Oct 13th in Scott's blog.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Second and third picture definitely ring a bell... The former is in one of the threads of this forum, somewhere, even in model form... I think the latter was one of the tilt-duct projects that Douglas studied in collaboration with Doak.
 

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Mark Nankivil said:
There was an article in the Spring, 1962 issue of Air Progress by George Gerhardt called "Soldier's in the Sky" and it was through the courtesy of "Douglas Progess". Anyone know where I can find a copy "Douglas Progress"?

Here are the artist drawings that went with the article. Any ideas if they are tied to specific Douglas model numbers?

The second one may be Douglas 1906 for the C-130 program - see:

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4601.0/highlight,douglas+1906.html

The twin rotor compound design was noted on Oct 13th in Scott's blog.

Enjoy the Day! Mark


My dear mark,


it seemed to be those projects are not a hypothetical aircraft,but a real design according to
Air Pictorial 8/1955.
 

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hesham

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Also from Air Pictorial 12/1956,


there is a reference to Douglas VTOL/STOL many commercial projects.
 

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Hi,

here is a Douglas D-850.

 

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Douglas study for VTOL
 

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Part 2
 

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That's a wonderful concept,

but why there was no designation number ?,by that time,Douglas reached D-8XX ?.
 
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