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Vought ADAM and ADAM II V/STOL projects

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The two Vought-Adam VSTOL types should use a fan-in-wing concept.
Here are two pictures of them from Aviation Week 1968,19-26.
 

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THE ADAM 111 V/STOL CONCEPT
by BYRON R. WINBORN, JR.
LTV Aerospace Corporation
Dallas, Texas
 

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Greetings All -

I'm new to the forum and this is one topic that is dear to my heart. I go down yearly to do volunteer work with the Vought Retiree's Club/Heritage Group and have spent some time in the proposals files. I'm planning on going back down this Fall and do some more hunting and research, particularly on the ADAM designs.

The following are scans of a set of drawings filed under "Advanced Concepts". Secoy appears to the be the designer or drafter for the drawings and the dates are noted in the file name when one was included on the drawing. The general description is mine save for the LAAS and HSV labels. I'll post more of these tomorrow.

Later 'll post some of the design proposals after I get back from a trip. These will cover the Vought proposals for what became the A-6, the E-2 and the F-14 as well as a few others.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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And another "variation on a theme", from Aviation Week 1968 19-26.
Was this concept ever tested in some form of hardware?
 

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I need more than a day to go thru the files on my next trip to Vought :)

Here's a few pics I took of the display models and a bit of art in their collection.....



Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Hi,

the Vought ADAM as medium range transport aircraft.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1960/1960%20-%202413.html?search=grumman%20vtol%20project
 

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elider said:
ADAM pics from Vought Aircraft Heritage Foundation
I think this model for Vought ADAM II had only one tail fin
and different from elider model.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1967/1967%20-%201899.html?search=all%20wing%20aircraft%20projects
 

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Is there any further information about the workings of the Vought ADAM [Air Deflection And Modulation] (aka propulsive wing) VSTOL concept?
 

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I have a detailed report from Vought on ADAM. Will probably be able to post some info from that.
 

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I have a detailed report from Vought on ADAM. Will probably be able to post some info from that.
Thanks in advance, there are some ADAM art in "Les Avions Vought" but no description about this technology.
 

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Greetings All -

I have a an overall concept paper on the ADAM that I scanned to PDF. It's about 5 meg in size and if someone can host it for download, I'd be happy to provide it. I also have a lot of model photos and drawings I will post here shortly.

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I just have a question about Adam's VTOL bomber, as represented in the most recently posted color picture:

Umm...ahem...9 engines?!
 

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Evolution of the ADAM concept

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/ADAM.pdf
 

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Just call me Ray said:
I just have a question about Adam's VTOL bomber, as represented in the most recently posted color picture:

Umm...ahem...9 engines?!
Weren't Vought part of United Aircraft along with P&W? Might explain that :)
 

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Thank you Mark for sharing the pdf, it is quite interesting. :)
 

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Thanks for making these papers available. Very interesting stuff.
 

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Okay, here we go with various ADAM models and drawings. I'll start out with the early iterations (the A phase based on the study paper) which had large horizontal stabilizers as an obvious design element.

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And a few more for your post Christmas viewing pleasure!

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overscan said:
Evolution of the ADAM concept

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/ADAM.pdf
Overscan, this link is dead. Could you possibly reactivate it for a couple of days, if it's not too much trouble? Thank you very much!
 

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Also Vought ADAM transport;

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1960/1960%20-%202413.html?search=adam
 

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Here is the V-460 design. I know what they would have delivered the Marines in if the movie "Aliens" was produced in the mid-'60s and if they knew about this design ;D

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Vought ADAM II brochure via Mark Nankivil.

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/ADAMII.pdf
 

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Windtunnel test reports of the ADAM II configuration.......

http://contrails.iit.edu/DigitalCollection/1968/AFFDLTR68-031part01.pdf

http://contrails.iit.edu/DigitalCollection/1968/AFFDLTR68-031part02.pdf

http://contrails.iit.edu/DigitalCollection/1968/AFFDLTR68-031part03.pdf


http://contrails.iit.edu/DigitalCollection/1968/AFFDLTR68-031part04.pdf


Thanks to Stargazer 2006 for link to the page I found them on.... ;)


cheers,
Robin.
 

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LTV AX-VSTOL concept print circa 1968

LTV AX-VSTOL concept print circa 1968 found on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AX-VSTOL-CONCEPT-1968-LTV-AEROSPACE-COLOR-PRINT-14-X11-ARTIST-RG-FLORES-/380387845861?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5890e1e6e5

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We have up for sale this military aircraft print art. This print is of the AX/VSTOL Concept 1968 from LTV Aerospace. Colorful illustration from artist RG Flores. Textured paper. Nice print. Measures 14” x 11” . Good used condition. Frame and display.
 

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