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Grumman FAAV

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It has been mentioned in a previous thread, however it should have a thread of its own in this section. I have no data on the size (it seems a small aircraft 10m in length) of this aircraft. I have attached a picture which was in flight International...but have no way of knowing which one.
 

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Here's the flight international article you were talking about


Here's a contractor report by NASA talking about lift fan aircraft (XV-5, X-14) and mentions the Grumman Model 755 (FAAV). Apparently Grumman built a simulator but the pilot found transitioning from flight to VTOL too cumbersome. Starts on page 11.


Wind tunnel report with some diagrams and badly scanned wind tunnel models.

 

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You'd think that modern control systems / automation could lower the pilot work load and make the transition relatively easy to carry out in a lift fan design (even if the transition itself was within a relatively marginal envelope).
 

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Given that FAAV stood for Future Attack Air Vehicle, did Grumman's FAAV design have any provisions for armament?
 
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