Lockheed Model L-200 Convoy Fighter The Original Proposal and Early Development of the XFV 1 Salmon Part 1

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This book presents the original proposal for the Lockheed Model L-200 Convoy Fighter of 1950, which led to the XFV-1 Salmon turboprop tailsitter naval aircraft. It was one of five submissions to the US Navy’s Convoy Fighter competition, which called for a high performance turboprop VTOL fighter to protect convoy vessels from attack by enemy aircraft. The original L-200 design differed from the eventual XFV-1 in having a tail with only three surfaces, an eight-bladed propeller, and various turboprop engine installation options. Variants covered include an early L-200 study with inverted tail; the L-200-1 tactical fighter; L-200-2 stripped prototype; L-200-3 with afterburner; L-200-6 swept wing variant; and L-200-7 canard configuration
AUTHOR Jared Zichek
BINDING Softback
ILLUSTRATIONS 70 images, including rare photos, detailed blueprints, vintage artist’s impressions, and colour profiles.
Product Code 75448AVI
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