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Hi,

here is the Weber WV-1.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19551024/20/2
 

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And;

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19551024/21/2
http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19551024/22/2
 

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I was curious to find out about the Weber Aircraft WV-1 Vertical Rising Aircraft (VRA), which is mentioned in the Spangenberg Index.
Here is an article that finally sheds some light on this interesting project, submitted to both the Army and Navy for consideration.
The article also shows photos of the XWV-3, which was a sub-scale radio-controlled model.

Burbank, Calif.—Weber Aircraft Corp. is flight-testing a powered model of a new vertical rising aircraft, conventional in appearance but capable of taking off and landing with zero forward speed.
The firm hopes to interest the military services in design and construction of a low-cost research airplane for full-scale flight testing. Preliminarv evaluation by Wright Air Development Center has indicated that both the concept and proposal are “feasible."
Designer of the new aircraft is Joseph L. Velazquez, former project engineer on Piasecki H-16 helicopters and now chief engineer of airplane projects at Weber.
Weber’s design was evolved from basic research done by the National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics, Charles H.. Zimmerman, Louis Bréguet and others.
The Weber aircraft is a conventional fixed-wing aircraft with turboprop engines.
To achieve its vertically rising and hovering capabilities, the design employs extended double flaps to deflect the propeller airstream from horizontal to vertical.

Read the entire article in attached pages.
 

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We can merge those topics;

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,21927.msg270512.html#msg270512
 

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Oddly enough, the WV-4 is described as a "very light fighter-bomber" in the Spangenberg Index, while the item previously shared by hesham in this thread describes it as a cargo airplane... One of these two sources has a typo, but which one? :(
 

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Good looking cross shafter engine offering either the T53 or T58 as powerplant. Data from NARA
 

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The following are data reports and proposals by Weber that includes converting an Ercoupe into the WV-1 twin engined test bed. Following that is the proposal for development of the WV-1 through WV4 and at the end will be some mention in a proposal for the WV-5 a C-130 sized four engine transport.

This will be a set of 13 posts nearly all data with the WV-5 drawing on the last set. Which at NARA is a whole different set of hoops to jump through..

Post 1-13
 

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Weber WV-1 thru WV-5 Read from the bottom up of each post
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Weber WV-1 thru WV-5 Read from the bottom up of each post
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Weber WV-1 thru WV-5 Read from the bottom up of each post............Sorry forgot to update page number for 3-5
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Weber WV-1 thru WV-5 Read from the bottom up of each post
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Weber WV-1 thru WV-5 Read from the bottom up of each post.
Post 13-13 Again I lied, there will be at one more post.
 

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Amazing work dear masher47,

and the WV-5 is new for me,I hope to make a PDFs for all your treasures,to can read them well ?.
 

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From Aviation magazine 1955,

here is all Info about Weber WV-4.
 

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