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Ryan XV-5 Vertifan


Experimental VTOL Aircraft


The Ryan XV-5 Vertifan was a US Army funded experimental VTOL platform of the 1960s - two prototypes were completed.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 6/4/2018






Specifications



Year:
1964
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service
Crew
1
[ 2 Units ] :
Ryan Aeronautical - USA
National flag of United States United States (retired)
- X-Plane / Developmental
Length:
44.46 ft (13.55 m)
Width/Span:
29.86 ft (9.1 m)
Height:
14.76 ft (4.5 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan production model)
Empty Weight:
7,540 lb (3,420 kg)
MTOW:
13,603 lb (6,170 kg)
(Diff: +6,063lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan production model)
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.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan production model)
Maximum Speed:
547 mph (880 kph; 475 kts)
Service Ceiling:
39,370 feet (12,000 m; 7.46 miles)
Maximum Range:
1,000 miles (1,610 km; 869 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
8,000 ft/min (2,438 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan production model)
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.

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