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VTOL Light-Weight Day Fighter studies, 1953-1957

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Some 1950s VATOL (vertical attitude takeoff and landing) projects.

North American Tailsitter (designation unknown)
Temco Model 39
Convair VLWF Configuration IVa
 

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Lockheed CL-295 VATOL project, 1950s

Source: V/STOL Concepts and Developed Aircraft. Volume 1. A Historical Report (1940-1986)

http://oai.dtic.mil/oai/oai?verb=getRecord&metadataPrefix=html&identifier=ADA175379
 

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Helps to read the report... Here's the timeframes of the VTOL Lightweight Day Fighter studies.

1953
Convair VTOL Day Fighter USAF study contract AF33(616)-2313
Temco 39, Day Fighter USAF study contract AF33(616)-2314

1954
Ryan Aeronautical 84, Day Fighter USAF study contract AF18(600)-1157
Lockheed CL-295-1, Day Fighter USAF study contract AF18(500)-1232
Lockheed CL-295-4, Day Fighter USAF study contract AF18(600)-1232

1955
North American Aviation VATOL studies (company funded)

1956
Ryan Aeronautical 112, Visual Fighter (Company funded)
Ryan Aeronautical 115, Fighter-Bomber (USAF) AF18(600)-1641

1957
Ryan Aeronautical 115C, Fighter-Bomber (Company funded)

Ryan designs in this topic: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11601.0.html

Source: V/STOL Concepts and Developed Aircraft. Volume 1. A Historical Report (1940-1986)
 

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Scott posted a photo of a large format drawing of a slightly different configuration of the Convair VLWF on his blog here

http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=8115

Edited version included below.
 

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My dear Paul,


I repeat sending some drawings from a clearer PDF file.
 

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I guess this is a good of a place as any to continue the exploration of these type designs.

The Temco Model 39 as illustrated above in post number 1 was powered by a single Allison J-71 engine.
The Temco Model 44 illustrated here was powered by two GE J-79 engines.
I would imagine that the 77 mile range of the Model 39 was probably similar for the
Model 44 (not knowing the SPC difference for the two different type engines)..
 

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