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Kentron/NASA VATOL supersonic-cruise aircraft concept

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A performance study has been made of a vertical attitude takeoff and landing (VATOL), supersonic-cruise aircraft concept having thrust vectoring integrated into the flight control system. Preliminary results indicate that high levels of supersonic aerodynamic performance can be achieved. Further, with the assumption of an advanced (1985 technology readiness) low bypass-ratio turbofan engine and advanced structures, excellent mission performance capability is indicated.

PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE OF A VERTICAL-ATTITUDE TAKEOFF AND LANDING, SUPERSONIC-CRUISE
AIRCRAFT CONCEPT HAVING THRUST VECTORING INTEGRATED INTO THE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

By Kentron International, Inc.
For the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
February 1985
 

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