elider said:They are a group of Vought retirees who volunteer to work at the Foundation. Vought has given them responsibility for their archives. Their latest project is to restore a WWII Corsair at a cost to them of $400,000. Contributions welcome.
I emailed Vought asking for photos or drawings of the V1100 (ironically, they didn't send me this). Vought referred me to the Foundation. I called them and on a hunch asked if anyone knew the late Jay Frank Dial (a Vought model maker and a friend of mine when i was stationed at Carswell AFB, Texas, 1962-1966). The guy on the other end of the phone was a close friend of Jay and we started an email conversation. That brings us to today. Jay built some of the VFAX and the SAMI model shown on this forum previously.
He sent me several 35mm slides of some of Jay's models--A-7, F-8 and WWII aircraft. Nothing exotic yet but there is a possibility he may send me more. Problem is I don't have the capability to scan slides nor to down size them from over 2megs to a size for posting.
Mark Nankivil said:Greetings All -
A few scans of photos found in the archives but not sure which model it is. Any suggestions?
Enjoy the Day! Mark
Jemiba said:The references in the paper (thanks for the link !) seem to accredit this design to
M.Kretz, probably a frenchman, judging the title of the mentioned source.
VHI had been organized in 1969 as a wholly owned Subsidiary of LTV Aerospace Corporation. The plan was to market, sell, and support the French Aerospatiale line of helicopters in the U S and Canadian markets. The intent was to lead VHI into becoming a prime helicopter company and participate in new helicopter designs in cooperation with Aerospatiale for both commercial and military markets world wide. At the end of 1973 LTV Aerospace decided to sell the VHI assets to Aerospatiale and in January of 1974 a new subsidiary, consisting of VHI assets was formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Aerospatiale. It was named Vought Helicopter Corporation, (VHC), and Jake Benner was elected president. In 1976 VHC was renamed Aerospatiale Helicopter (AHC).
Thiel said:Thanks. I'm trying to gather enough material to do a proper profile drawing so if anyone have anything on it I'd be more than happy to see it.
I suppose that's possible, but it seems rather large for the purpose. It's the size of a C-130J.Stargazer2006 said:Thiel said:Thanks. I'm trying to gather enough material to do a proper profile drawing so if anyone have anything on it I'd be more than happy to see it.
Given the similarities between the P916 and the XC-142, I wonder if this design could have been drafted during the SOFTA studies. In a recent thread I shared the Scaled Composites TIDDS proposals, which Burt Rutan studied for LTV under SOFTA with the thought of combining features from both the C-142 and V-22. This here aircraft looks a lot more conventional but it could have been an LTV study for the same program prior to Rutan's involvement. Just my two cents at this stage.
Thiel said:I suppose that's possible, but it seems rather large for the purpose. It's the size of a C-130J.