Thursday, February 26, 2009

Strange aircrafts...(Tailsitters)

A tailsitter is a type of VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft that launches and lands on its tail.

One example of this kind of aircrafts is the Convari XFY-1 (Pogo), which is also the faster Turboprop* aircraft.

*(only in the theoretical world, the faster Turboprop ever made is the Tu-114)

Another example of this kind of aircrafts is the Lockheed (this guys are in all the strange topics)

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Lockheed XFV:

Another famous Tailsitter, the X-13:

Tu-144, the comercial version of the famous Tu-95:

Always is recommended to make a visit at Loockheed Martin webpage:

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