Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-3030
2001-09-11

German V/STOL Transport Programs in the Twentieth Century 2001-01-3030

In the mid-1950s, the German Luftwaffe began to develop a number of Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft as deterrents in a nuclear threat environment. Subsequently, large V/STOL transports were considered as a way of reducing commercial aircraft traffic congestion. Despite extensive design studies, component tests and even flight testing, none of the designs ever reached production. These large V/STOL transport designs are discussed here.

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