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Ryan Liftfan VTOL designs & the XV-5

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Re: Unknown USA VTOL Surveillance & Recce Aircraft Project of 1960s

Ryan-esque looking designs
 

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Yes,very similar to Ryan design.
 

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
Looks like the Soviet textbook simply stole these and painted over the US insignia.
They didn't do that. They simply took some US pics "as is". The circle areas you think are patches covering up the US markings are actually the lift-fans!
These are drawings we've had on this forum, perhaps even several times. And I remember a discussion as to whether the bottom one was Ryan or NAA. To me it is definitely a Ryan/G.E. thing.
 

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Skyblazer said:
PaulMM (Overscan) said:
Looks like the Soviet textbook simply stole these and painted over the US insignia.
They didn't do that. They simply took some US pics "as is". The circle areas you think are patches covering up the US markings are actually the lift-fans!
These are drawings we've had on this forum, perhaps even several times. And I remember a discussion as to whether the bottom one was Ryan or NAA. To me it is definitely a Ryan/G.E. thing.
Those lift fans are not in the areas where the markings had been covered up.
 

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The Artist said:
Those lift fans are not in the areas where the markings had been covered up.
My bad. :-[
 

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Hey, it's a Friday, what other excuse do you need? :)
 

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Re: Unknown USA VTOL Surveillance & Recce Aircraft Project of 1960s

Hi,


as my dear Lark said before,it was from General Electric Company;


http://asc.army.mil/docs/pubs/alt/archives/1961/Jul_1961.PDF
 

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hesham said:
as my dear Lark said before,it was from General Electric Company;
No. General Electric was not a proponent of airframes. They associated with Ryan on every Vertifan project, and this is one of them.

Read the article!! It says they "developed a system" for a "lift-fan". They did not originate the aircraft design!!!
 

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In my dear scott's site,

here is a Ryan VTOL Jetliner Project.

http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/blog/?p=1203
 

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hesham said:
here is a Ryan VTOL Jetliner Project.
In that case you maybe should have cut the image in two, or explained what the other design is, because it's ambiguous.
The Ryan project is on the left (the other one is Bell). As clearly shown, it's not so much a Ryan design as the projected application of their Vertifan technology to the Fokker F28.
They studied the exact same modifications on other aircraft such as the Gulfstream and the Learjet.
 

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I fixed it Skyblazer,

and we must merged those topics;

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1938.msg224424.html#msg224424

Liftfan types split and merged
 

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Courtesy of San Diego Air and Space Museum:
F 1793 Ryan XV-5A Vertifan Acceptance
Film donated by the Ryan Aeronautical Company to the San Diego Air and Space Museum in the 1990s.
Video:
https://youtu.be/dXq21JHpVuA
Code:
https://youtu.be/dXq21JHpVuA
Maybe someone can attach some screenshots during the Christmas holidays.☺
 

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fightingirish said:
Courtesy of San Diego Air and Space Museum:
F 1793 Ryan XV-5A Vertifan Acceptance
Film donated by the Ryan Aeronautical Company to the San Diego Air and Space Museum in the 1990s.
Video:
https://youtu.be/dXq21JHpVuA
Code:
https://youtu.be/dXq21JHpVuA
Maybe someone can attach some screenshots during the Christmas holidays.☺
Muchos gracias for postin Sir
 

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The Ryan Vertifan;

http://archive.aviationweek.com/search?exactphrase=true&QueryTerm=Ryan+project&start=40&rows=20&DocType=Article&Sort=&SortOrder=&startdate=1916-08-01&enddate=2016-01-04&LastViewIssueKey=&LastViewPage=
 

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Jemiba said:
From Aviation Week .08.1965 some more lift fan concepts,
for transports, including the CX-6A and a VTOL fighter.
(pictures inversed)
Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19650809/28/2
http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19650809/30/2
 

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Just found this at a local estate sale. A FERMO but not metal.... it's resin. Was nasty with years of nicotine, but cleaned up nicely. Had old NASA lettering.
 

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Ummm...Retractable vertifan??? :eek:
Pictures source : Google

Turbotip Lift Fan Design
W. W. THOMAS
Manager,
V/STOL and Advanced Systems Engineering,
General Electric Co.,
Cincinnati, Ohio
http://www.google.co.jp/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&ved=0ahUKEwidwKyv-ojLAhXLJJQKHUykBIYQFgg7MAY&url=http%3A%2F%2Fasmedigitalcollection.asme.org%2Fdata%2FConferences%2FASMEP%2F84052%2FV001T01A109-72-GT-111.pdf%3FresultClick%3D1&usg=AFQjCNGO1uUZMaOuEO79NKxz2KzDcFqfEg&sig2=Uuh7se2vtpc5W199_mI1eg

According to XV-5 vertifan drive gas supply system drawing, each main jet engine seems to supply all three vertifans to prepare for one engine trouble. Also XV-5 has a vertical direction reaction trim control system at the tail of the aircraft.

Trust amplification is about 2.5!!
NATO excellent large report.
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/688921.pdf
 

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Recently posted by the San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) at their YouTube site, footage of the 5 October 1966 crash landing of the XV-5A (62-4506) which resulted in the tragic death of Bob Tittle. Footage from several different angles is provided, including (beginning at the 7 min 35 sec mark) an on-board camera on the underside of the aircraft which shows what appears be the rescue sling which was ingested into the aircraft's port-side wing liftfan inlet (shown at the 3 min 57 sec mark and 6 min 13 sec mark) resulting the crash. Sadly, Tittle suffered his fatal injuries from his seat ejecting sideways and tumbling due to the torque placed on the aircraft as it touched down.

YouTube - SDASM - F 2032 Ryan XV-5A Vertifan VTOL Accident/Crash Footage Pilot Bob Tittle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_M_4Csimm4
 

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They've put a TON of videos of it up there.
 

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From my dear Rolf;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/
 

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Uploaded today by SDASM on Flickr, design with 4 Fan-in wing and 4 jets:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/33720448203/in/dateposted/
 

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Maybe a (C)SAR variant for the US Navy. Please notice the black oval as a window left under the cockpit.
The (C)SAR variant is described in post #85 ff.
 

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/34371004626/in/album-72157680435446852/

Navy XV-5?
Nice find my dear Paul.
 

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Re: Unknown USA VTOL Surveillance & Recce Aircraft Project of 1960s

Ryan GE vertifan from 1959.
 

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Pioneer said:
Interesting!
When the U.S. Army had ambition ;)

Regards
Pioneer
Either that or they were still looking for a way around the Key West Agreement
 

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Skyblazer said:
hesham said:
as my dear Lark said before,it was from General Electric Company;
No. General Electric was not a proponent of airframes. They associated with Ryan on every Vertifan project, and this is one of them.

Read the article!! It says they "developed a system" for a "lift-fan". They did not originate the aircraft design!!!
From Aviation Week & Space Technologies, January the 15th, 1962.
 

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Re: Unknown USA VTOL Surveillance & Recce Aircraft Project of 1960s

We can merge those topics;

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1938.75.html


done
 

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hesham said:
here is unknown VTOL surveillance and recce low-wing aircraft project of 1961,intended for
army and had a lift fans in fuselage,can anyone ID it ?,page 33;

http://books.google.com.eg/books?id=1ZUDOCzJUrcC&pg=PA32&dq=flying+magazine+jan+1961&hl=en&sa=X&ei=iS8MVOq_GIjDO4_dgdAJ&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAzg8#v=onepage&q=flying%20magazine%20jan%201961&f=false
After my dear Lark recognized it as General Electric/Ryan design,maybe there was a competition for VTOL
surveillance and recce aircraft during 1960s,and maybe Grumman G-260-4C involved in it ?.
 

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hesham said:
From my dear Rolf;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/
What is this?



It doesn't seem to fit with the others.
 

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There is a error in the link so I've echoed it in this post:
 

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Grey Havoc said:
There is a error in the link so I've echoed it in this post:
I don't get you. The pic has always shown perfectly in Avimimus's post.
 

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Skyblazer said:
Grey Havoc said:
There is a error in the link so I've echoed it in this post:
I don't get you. The pic has always shown perfectly in Avimimus's post.
They are not the same.

The first link is:

Code:
[IMG]https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1938.0;attach=579158;imagep[/IMG]
And the second (Gray Havoks') is:

Code:
[IMG]https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1938.0;attach=579158;image[/IMG]
Note that the first has a trailing "p", ie ";imagep"
 

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Browser differences in displaying (and copying links)?
 

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It shouldn't make a difference either way. At least both work in Chrome.
 

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Here is a strange VTOL aircraft Project,maybe designed by Ryan ?,confirm
needed.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19610703/36/2
 

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It was under the heading "Flight Propulsion News"in Aviation Week, July the 3rd, 1961, so with a high probability
it's not an aircraft project, but just a proposed application for a the lift engines developed by General Electric, as
the text implies.
And ... it's definitely not a liftfan design !
 
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