Ryan XV-5 Vertifan
|Manufacturer||Ryan Aeronautical Company|
|First flight||25 May 1964|
|Primary users||United States Army |
The Ryan XV-5 Vertifan was a jet-powered V/STOL experimental aircraft in the 1960s. The U.S. Army commissioned the Ryan VZ-11RY (which was redesignated as the XV-5 in 1962) in 1961, along with the Lockheed VZ-10 Hummingbird (redesignated as the XV-4).
Specifications (XV-5) (performance estimated)
- Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1965–66. London:Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1965.
- Why not put lift fans in the wings? Dr. Raymond L. Puffer, Air Force Flight Center historian
- Lift-fan aircraft – Lessons learned from XV-5 flight experience Gerdes, Ronald M. (SYRE; NASA, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA) AIAA-1993-4838 IN:AIAA International Powered Lift Conference, Santa Clara, CA, 1–3 Dec 1993, Technical Papers (A94-16426 02–05), Washington, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1993
- International V/STOL Historical Society XV-5 Page unspecific link
- V/STOL: The First Half-Century. Augmented power plant for hover Partial specifications
- Immenschuh, William T. V/STOL by Vertifan Flight International, October 1964
- XV-5 photos and drawings at San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
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