NAL VTOL Airliner

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hesham said:
From Japan,

NAL project of 1995 :it was medium-range lift/cruise fan 100 passenger
VTOL airliner.

The NAL VTOL aircraft;
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1991/1991%20-%200473.html?search=Aeritalia%20aircraft
 

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National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) VTOL Airliner, Japan (1991)

Medium-range lift/cruise fan 100-passenger VTOL airliner study by Japan's National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL), Fuji, and Ishawajima intended to fly in 2010.

Three core engines to drive either six lift fans beside center-fuselage in aerodynamic wingroot sections or two propulsion fans at tail; rear mounted swept-back wings with large winglets; sweptback foreplanes; airscoops above above rear fuselage.

Flight controls: Pitch-axis control by reaction jets or small fans; rudders in winglets.

Cruising speed: Mach 0.8
Range: 1,350 nautical miles (2,500km;1,550 miles)

Source: Jane's All the Word's Aircraft 1995-1996
Image: Future Aeronautical and Space Systems by Ahmed Noor, Samuel L. Venneri, et al.
 

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