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North American Aviation D491-3-1 VTOL Jetliner

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Drawing from Darold Cummings via AeroFranz of the NAA D491-3-1 VTOL jetliner from January, 1969. Work done for NASA.
 

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Cleaned up a bit more and scaled down. Interesting design....
 

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Thanks to Scott and Paul, and especially to Francesco (AeroFranz) for bringing this rarity to light!
 

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Apparently the fans are separate lift fans, and the nozzle on the propulsive turbofans could pivot to deflect thrust vertically.
 

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Amazing project,thank you my dear AeroFranz.
 
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