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Ryan XV-5 Vertifan


Experimental VTOL Aircraft


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The Ryan XV-5 Vertifan was a US Army funded experimental VTOL platform of the 1960s - two prototypes were completed.



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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:
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)
Max Speed:
547 mph (880 kph; 475 kts)
Service Ceiling:
39,370 feet (12,000 m; 7.46 miles)
Max 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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Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
Overall Rating
The overall rating takes into account over 60 individual factors related to this aircraft entry. The rating is out of a possible 100.
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Relative Maximum Speed
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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Ryan XV-5 Vertifan operational range when compared to distances between major cities.
Aviation Era Span
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Unit Production (2)
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
2
2

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

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


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