Fairchild Hiller civil lift-fans

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The FH-V4 was intended as a VTOL bizzjet for 10 to 14 passengers,
and would have been powered by four GE J85 engines.
The V6 was a design for up to 42 passengers, powered vyfour GE GE-1
engines and could have achieved VTOL, too, but was more seen as a
STOVL aircraft, landing vertically, when the most fuel would have been
consumed.
(from Aviation Week 8/68 )
 

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Hi,

the Fairchild FH-V1 was a 14-passenger aircraft powered by four GE J85 engines,
two wing-mounted for lift and two fuselage-mounted for cruise,it would have been
66ft long,with a 46ft wing span and a cruising range of 1,000 miles,and its speed
would have been mach 0,8 at 40,000ft.The FH-V2 business jet was smaller 50ft
long,and would have been powered by three J85s,one main fuselage lift fan and
two deployable fuselage lift/cruise fans.It would have carried 7-passenger plus
two crewmen.

Source; The Thunder Factory,book.
 

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A concept (probably not really a project !) for a supersonic VTOL airliner,
using lift-fans, too :
(from FlugWelt II/60)
 

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Good find my dear Jemiba,

it look like the Rolls Royce concept.
 

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Was there that design,FH-V3 or not ?.
 

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Hi,


about the Germany site which was originally a museum site,we ask that
person who run this site about his sources,but he didn't answer,and I
guess he had many sources,but why he didn't respond !.


If we look at those PDF documents,it had many real aircraft,projects and patents,
we can't ignore a many aircraft designs on them,but we can discuss their reality
to be frankly with ourselves.


Here is a design for Fairchild-Hiller called FH-S2,a high wing medium jet transport
aircraft projects,can anybody confirm on its existance.


http://kulturserver-nds.de/home/hubtest/medien/Typenkartei3953xGUN7x9T3Z7.pdf
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

the Fairchild FH-V1 was a 14-passenger aircraft powered by four GE J85 engines,
two wing-mounted for lift and two fuselage-mounted for cruise,it would have been
66ft long,with a 46ft wing span and a cruising range of 1,000 miles,and its speed
would have been mach 0,8 at 40,000ft.The FH-V2 business jet was smaller 50ft
long,and would have been powered by three J85s,one main fuselage lift fan and
two deployable fuselage lift/cruise fans.It would have carried 7-passenger plus
two crewmen.

Source; The Thunder Factory,book.


And from Flying Review 12/1967
 

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FH-S2
 

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hesham said:
Hi,


about the Germany site which was originally a museum site,we ask that
person who run this site about his sources,but he didn't answer,and I
guess he had many sources,but why he didn't respond !.


If we look at those PDF documents,it had many real aircraft,projects and patents,
we can't ignore a many aircraft designs on them,but we can discuss their reality
to be frankly with ourselves.


Here is a design for Fairchild-Hiller called FH-S2,a high wing medium jet transport
aircraft projects,can anybody confirm on its existance.


http://kulturserver-nds.de/home/hubtest/medien/Typenkartei3953xGUN7x9T3Z7.pdf

An extremely odd format with what appears to be a microfiche/microdot setup.
 

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I'm somewhat missing the lift-fans in the FH-S2 ...
 

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Hi,

the Fairchild FH-V1 was a 14-passenger aircraft powered by four GE J85 engines,
two wing-mounted for lift and two fuselage-mounted for cruise,it would have been
66ft long,with a 46ft wing span and a cruising range of 1,000 miles,and its speed
would have been mach 0,8 at 40,000ft.The FH-V2 business jet was smaller 50ft
long,and would have been powered by three J85s,one main fuselage lift fan and
two deployable fuselage lift/cruise fans.It would have carried 7-passenger plus
two crewmen.

Source; The Thunder Factory,book.
I found them and more pictures at the Cradle of Aviation Museum web archive.
Source:
If I am wrong or these pictures have been posted before, please let me know.
 
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