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Was there a 'serious' project for an US Army tiltwing transport behind this Vertol experiments in connection with the NASA?

(SOURCE: "Vertikalstartflugzeuge und Luftkissenfahrzeuge" by Just)
 
Just fund a civil tilt wing project with four engines ...
(from Aviation Week 19/1968)
 

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Hi,

a small info about the vertol tiltwing aircraft.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1959/1959%20-%200634.html
 

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Tilt-wing VTOL/helicopter hybrid concept art press photo circa 1956.

URL: http://cgi.ebay.com/1956-Tilt-Wing-VTOL-Helicopter-Concept-Art-Press-Photo-/290490329362


Does anyone recognize this concept?
 

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Back of photo is attached below.

It seems like the artwork is signed "M. Metzler", but I've been unsuccessful so far in identifying that artist.
 

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Orionblamblam said:
I've seen that design before. I *think* it's a Hiller.

It does have something Hiller-ish about it. The closest Hiller design I've found is the Model 1057, but it's still pretty different in that it has a tail rotor and also a single, not twin, fin.
 

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Found in the AHS Newsletter June 1956: "Vertol announces military contract for development of
VTOL-type aircraft" and this artist impression (post #4 to #7). I hope, this riddle is solved.
 
Jemiba said:
Found in the AHS Newsletter June 1956: "Vertol announces military contract for development of
VTOL-type aircraft" and this artist impression (post #4 to #7). I hope, this riddle is solved.

Not if you forget to mention that this design was also identified last week in another topic as the "Piasecki Model 76". This became the Vertol Model 76 program when the company changed names (after Piasecki's departure), and existed only in prototype form as the Army's VZ-2. Not that Boeing had not yet taken over Vertol at that stage.
 
Vertol ,ex-Piasecki according to "Science et Vie" trimestriel Aviation 1957.(p.132)
 
Jemiba said:
Just fund a civil tilt wing project with four engines ...
(from Aviation Week 19/1968)

Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19680624/53/2
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19591109/54/2
 

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From Ailes 6/1956.
 

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