General Electric VSTOL/STOL Projects

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General Electric 1990s "REMOTE TIP-DRIVEN FAN POWERED
SUPERSONIC FIGHTER CONCEPT" (with a little help from GD)
 

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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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GE was a good clue indeed ! Here some more from Aviation Week January 1962:
 

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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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The GE V/STOL transport aircraft;
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730013201_1973013201.pdf
 

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General Electric V/STOL attack aircraft

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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Barrington Bond said:
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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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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The ASP.613;

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19620115/28/2
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/search?exactphrase=true&QueryTerm=STRIKE+FIGHTER+VTOL&start=40&rows=20&DocType=Article&Sort=&SortOrder=&startdate=1916-08-01&enddate=2016-01-04&LastViewIssueKey=&LastViewPage=
 

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hesham said:
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.
 

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The supersonic fighter resembles the Earth fighters from the new Independence Day,
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/issue/19590302#!&pid=80
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/issue/19590302#!&pid=80
Strange looking planes hesham, do you know if there is anymore information about them anywhere else?
 

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FighterJock said:
Strange looking planes hesham, do you know if there is anymore information about them anywhere else?
Hi FighterJock,

frankly I don't know,the first one I saw it in NASA report,and the second maybe related
to this one;

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1938.msg230463.html#msg230463
 

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From ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT HANDBOOKS AND HISTORY VOLUME 13,

this aircraft was never completed as a convertiplane,designed by General Electric and York Research Corporation,
and almost built by Kellett company ?.
 

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