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Thread: Swing wing Vtol...Fokker/Republic D-24 Alliance...

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    Swing wing Vtol...Fokker/Republic D-24 Alliance...

    A fascinating proposal from 1963..just wondering if anyone knows exactly why it didn't proceed..??
    any idea why Fokker, or Republic, with no experience in either area of specialisation, would have promoted this project..???
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    VTOL...It was fashionable...
    Last edited by bazv; 17th October 2010 at 09:46. Reason: adding vtol to make sense lol

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    The reason V/STOL was fashionable, early-1960s, for close air support on the N.German Plain, was the Threats of massed Soviet armour behind SCUD deletion of runways. W.German Aero-production capability was being restored on F-104G: its R&D revival was to be on 8/61 NBMR.3. That was "won" in 1963 by HSAL/VFW P.1154, defeating French/Belgian/BAC Mirage IIIV in all eyes but French. Neither was procured.

    W.Germany then went into US-collaboration to pursue supersonic V/STOL. VFW merged with Fokker, Fairchild with Republic. US+W.Germany funded a skein of studies, taken over by Boeing and W.German EWR Consortium, latterly as AVS. That lapsed early-1968 when its grotesque complexities were seen as defeated by autobahns+ Swedish/Swiss-style dispersal in near lairs. NKF-75 became the F-104G replacement; CAS using autobahns became the role for Jaguar/AlphaJet; runways were presumed to survive awhile, to launch (MRCA) Tornado. RAFG had a CAS dispersal task for a Wing of Harriers, whose modest payload-range (then the bane of VTOL), was acceptable for Stuka disruption of first incursion upfront near Gutersloh. The only other place people could find to put V/STOL was shipborne.

    (There: pros + cons of V/STOL in 2 paras).

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