1964-01-01

V/STOL Aircraft Trade-Offs 640444

V/STOL aircraft potentially offer much wider trade-offs in payload, range, and other performance characteristics than have been considered in discussions of the relative merits of vertical versus short take-off. The maneuver, speed, and acceleration characteristics have extensive military application. Modern high-speed cruise and STOL aircraft for military use are already paying for the advantages of V/STOL flexibility but lack control for effective and safe use of the potential performance.

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