Название: Lockheed XFV-1 VTOL Fighter (Naval Fighters Series No 32)
Автор: Steve Ginter
Издательство: Ginter Books
Формат: PDF в RAR
The American Lockheed XFV (sometimes referred to as the Salmon) was an experimental tailsitter prototype built by Lockheed to demonstrate the operation of a vertical takeoff and landing fighter for protecting convoys. Starting with a brief hop on 23 December 1953 piloted by Herman "Fish" Salmon, the aircraft made a total of 32 flights, demonstrating transition between horizontal and vertical flight. No vertical takeoffs were performed, however. The aircraft was fitted with fixed landing gear so that it could take off horizontally. Performance was disappointing, and the project was cancelled in June 1955.