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Future of Vertical Lift Aircraft

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Abstract:

The position of vertical lift aircraft in the transportation field is explored. Charts are presented to establish the relative performance Potential vs forward speed of the categories of vertical lift aircraft. Problems associated with low speed landing and take‐off and their effect on design are discussed. The probable future of the vertical lift aircraft relative to known missions is projected.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4050/JAHS.1.3

Affiliations: Piasecki Helicopter Corporation, Morton, Pennsylvania

Publication date: April 1, 1956

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  • The Journal of the American Helicopter Society is the world's only scientific journal dedicated to vertical flight technology. It is a peer-reviewed technical journal published quarterly by AHS International and presents innovative papers covering the state-of-the-art in all disciplines of rotorcraft design, research and development. (Please note that AHS members receive significant discounts on articles and subscriptions.)

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