Ryan X-13 VTOL

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Here is some great video of a Ryan X-13 in action, from a German TV mini doc:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53iQbz-TQGU&feature=related
 

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Rare Material on the Ryan X-13 Tailsitter VTOL although starting price is a bid steep.

 

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I believe this is from the Ryan Reporter.
 

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I have found additional info
From
-Ninfinger
-Mach-2
-IPMS-USA
-Enciclopedia de la Aviacion
-Ryan Aeronautical Company
-Teledyne-Ryan
-La Actualidad Cientifica-Enero 1982
-Aurora Models
-Wings-Aug.2003
-Scale Models-Dec.1986
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Justo Miranda

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-Mach-2
-IPMS-USA
-Enciclopedia de la Aviacion
-Ryan Aeronautical Company
-Teledyne-Ryan
-La Actualidad Cientifica-Enero 1982
-Aurora Models
-Wings-Aug.2003
-Scale Models-Dec.1986
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Justo Miranda

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-Ryan Aeronautical Company
-Teledyne-Ryan
-La Actualidad Cientifica-Enero 1982
-Aurora Models
-Wings-Aug.2003
-Scale Models-Dec.1986
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Justo Miranda

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-Teledyne-Ryan
-La Actualidad Cientifica-Enero 1982
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-Scale Models-Dec.1986
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A Ryan Aeronautical proposal for the X-13 Vertijet from 1955. From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/research/

http://youtu.be/9rtAQTYh1OQ
 

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Ryan X-13 Verti-Jet Final Test Report from 1957. From the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum

http://youtu.be/cT6CM4vU-GA
 

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From San Diego Air & Space Museum Archive.

Artwork identified as Ryan X-13 Vertijet, but it doesn't look like it to me. Thoughts on what it might be?

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/6335532146/sizes/o/in/photostream/
 

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Unfortunately, there is no context with the picture. It looks any of hundreds of drawings that the popular technology magazines of the 1950s and 1960s had to accompany the "Air Force of Tomorrow" stories. The design looks vaguely like a Convair F-102, more so than a Ryan product.

Supposedly, Ryan made some proposals to the USN about an X-13 derivative that was large enough to have a useful range and armament. This was sometimes referred to as the "F3R".
 

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I have the following information:

In April 1947 the US Navy awarded a preliminary design study contract to Ryan for a VTOL fighter that could be flown from a submarine. As part of the funding a test stand was built equipped with an Allison J33 engine. Three versions of the fighter, known as model 38, were considered, each tail sitting but with different engines and tail surfaces. JATO was to be used during take‑off. The designation XF3R‑1 was assigned but no aircraft were purchased.

In 1953 it had evolved into the model 38R but the programme was not funded due to the Korean war. The programme was eventually taken over by the USAF as the Ryan X‑13.

Based on that I do not believe that the preceeding photo represents the F3R.
 

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I seem to remember reading somewhere that the USAF were very interested in that design as a point defense fighter.
 

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Triton said:
From San Diego Air & Space Museum Archive.

Artwork identified as Ryan X-13 Vertijet, but it doesn't look like it to me. Thoughts on what it might be?

Source:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/6335532146/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Wow, thank you. Wish this was not rare picture.
 

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Some drawings from a Ryan X-13 report dated August 1955.
 

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Two more drawings from a paper presented by Ryan on vertical take-off jet propelled aircraft. Paper presented at National Naval Aviation Meeting August 1957.
 

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Amazing drawings RAP,thank you for sharing.
 

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A few videos showing Ryan X-13 VTOL program were posted at SDASM Youtube Channel today.
Here two similar videos showing Ryan Aeronautical X-13 Artwork.
https://youtu.be/kTd1AiAxkhM

https://youtu.be/u5pnpWfNgAc
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https://youtu.be/kTd1AiAxkhM

https://youtu.be/u5pnpWfNgAc
 
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