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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)
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Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
MF Power Rating (BETA)
22
The MF Power Rating takes into account over sixty individual factors related to this aircraft entry. The rating is out of 100 total possible points.
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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Useful in showcasing the era cross-over of particular aircraft/aerospace designs.
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
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.