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Encyclopedia > Lockheed XFV
The XFV-1.
The XFV-1.

The Lockheed XFV (sometimes referred to as the Salmon or the Vertical Riser) was a 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 December 23, 1953 piloted by Herman "Fish" Salmon, the aircraft made a total of 28 flights, demonstrating transition between vertical and horizontal 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 of 1955. Image File history File links Xfv-1_072_USAF.jpg‎ Summary The Lockheed XFV-1, from http://www. ... Image File history File links Xfv-1_072_USAF.jpg‎ Summary The Lockheed XFV-1, from http://www. ... A tailsitter is a type of VTOL aircraft that launches and lands on its tail, something akin to a Buck Rogers type rocket, such as the McDonnell Douglas DC-X Delta Clipper. ... Prototypes or prototypical instances combine the most representative attributes of a category. ... The Lockheed SR-71, remarkably advanced for its time and unsurpassed in many areas of performance The Lockheed U-2 first flew in 1955 providing much needed intelligence on Soviet bloc countries Lockheed Corporation was an aerospace company founded in 1912 which merged with Martin Marietta in 1995 to form... Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) describes airplanes that can lift off vertically. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1953: Events The first year in which the worlds airlines carried more than 50 million people (ICAO statement, 29 December) January January 26 - The first meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association takes place at Milwaukee, Wisconsins Curtis-Wright Field. ... Herman R. Fish Salmon (July 11, 1913 - June 20, 1980) was a barnstormer, air racer, and test pilot for the Lockheed Corporation. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1955: Events February February 26 - George F. Smith becomes the first person to survive a supersonic ejection, from a North American F-100 Super Sabre travelling (Mach 1. ...

The single flying prototype ended up at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida. The second prototype, which was never completed, serves as a gate guardian at NAS Los Alamitos, California. The National Museum of Naval Aviation is located at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location Location of the city within the state of Florida Government Country State County United States   Florida     Escambia Mayor John Fogg Geographical characteristics Area     City 102. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 36 ft 10.25 in (11.23 m)
  • Wingspan: 27 ft 5 in (8.36 m)
  • Height: 36 ft 10.25 in (11.23 m)
  • Wing area: 246 ft² (22.85 m m²)
  • Empty weight: 11,599 lb lb (5,261 kg kg)
  • Loaded weight: 16,221 lb (7,358 kg kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 16,221 lb (7,358 kg kg)
  • Powerplant: 2× 1 Allison XT40-A-6 turboprop, () each



4 20 mm cannons or 48 2.75 in rockets For an explanation of the units and abbreviations in this list, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Aircraft/Units key. Note: Performance estimates are based on XFV with YT40-A-14 engine. The distance AB is the wing span of this Aer Lingus Airbus A320. ... In aviation, the Maximum Take-Off Weight (or MTOW) is the maximum weight with which an aircraft can achieve flight. ... VNO of an aircraft is the V speed which refers to the velocity of normal operation. ... VC may stand for: vehicular cycling Venture capital Vice-county Victoria Cross Viet Cong Vinyl chloride Virginia Central Railway (AAR reporting mark VC) virtual circuit Visual C++ Volkov Commander (file manager) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: ISO country code This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages... The maximal total range is the distance an aircraft can fly between takeoff and landing as limited by its fuel capacity. ... In aeronautics, the service ceiling is the maximum density altitude where the best rate of climb airspeed will produce a 100 feet per minute climb(twin engine) and 50 feet(single engine) at maximum weight while in a clean configuration with maximum continuous power. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... In aerodynamics, wing loading is the loaded weight of the aircraft divided by the area of the wing. ...

References and external links

  • Green, William, Gordon Sanborough, The Great Book of Fighters, 2001.
  • Lockheed XFV-1 at the Florida Air Museum

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