The Short Haul Compound Transport and Its Place in Interurban Transportation 670830

A new type of rotary wing aircraft, the compound aircraft, is currently in development for the armed services. This new method of VTOL flight appears to offer great promise to the commercial VTOL field, particularly as it applies to the interurban mass transportation problem. It has been apparent for some years that fixed wing aircraft, due to airport congestion both in the air and on the ground, cannot fill this requirement. The possibilities of this new type of aircraft in this environment are discussed.


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