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Ryan XV-5 Vertifan

Experimental VTOL Aircraft

Ryan XV-5 Vertifan

Experimental VTOL Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Ryan XV-5 Vertifan was a US Army funded experimental VTOL platform of the 1960s - two prototypes were completed.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1964
STATUS: Retired, Out-of-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Ryan Aeronautical - USA
PRODUCTION: 2
OPERATORS: United States (retired)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 44.46 feet (13.55 meters)
WIDTH: 29.86 feet (9.1 meters)
HEIGHT: 14.76 feet (4.5 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 7,540 pounds (3,420 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 13,603 pounds (6,170 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x General Electric J85-GE-5 turbojet engines developing 2,658lb of thrust each; 2 x General Electric X353-5 tip-drive lift fan developing 7,500lb of thrust each; 1 x General Electric X353-5 tip-drive lift fan.
SPEED (MAX): 547 miles-per-hour (880 kilometers-per-hour; 475 knots)
RANGE: 1,000 miles (1,610 kilometers; 869 nautical miles)
CEILING: 39,370 feet (12,000 meters; 7.46 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 8,000 feet-per-minute (2,438 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• XV-5 "Vertifan" - Base Series Designation
• XV-5A - Initial flyable aircraft; two completed to same design standard; second prototype crashing.
• XV-5B - Second prototype rebuilt/modified post-crash with improved control scheme; uprated list engines.






MEDIA







General Assessment (BETA)
Firepower  
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Performance  
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Survivability  
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Impact  
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Rating: 44 (of 100)
The rating is an internal assessment derived from forty factors pertaining to this entry.
Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (547mph).

    Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue