NASA V/STOL transport model with six wing-mounted lift fans

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Hi,

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700013800_1970013800.pdf
 

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A clearer view to it shows the same fuselage as Lockheed C-130 ?.
 

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I suppose logic was to very-short-land laden onto rough field, un-load, depart even shorter...

If not too silly a question, what drives such lift-fans ? Blown air / shafting from existing engines ? Or 'pancake' core ??

IIRC, Germans did a lot of design work on VSTOL 'short-haul' civilian designs using podded Pegasus engines. Ghastly weight overheads...
 
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