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Ryan XV-5 Vertifan

United States (1964)
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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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General Assessment (BETA)
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Rating: 44 (of 100)
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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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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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Origin: United States
Year: 1964
Type: Experimental VTOL Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Ryan Aeronautical - USA
Production: 2
Status: Retired, Out-of-Service
Global Operators:
United States (retired)
Historical 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 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 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
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
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.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
1


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
44.46 ft


Meters
13.55 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
29.86 ft


Meters
9.1 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
14.76 ft


Meters
4.5 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
7,540 lb


Kilograms
3,420 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
13,603 lb


Kilograms
6,170 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
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.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
547 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
880 kph


Knots
475 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
1,000 mi


Kilometers
1,610 km


Nautical Miles
869 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
39,370 ft


Meters
12,000 m


Miles
7.46 mi


Performance
CLIMB RATE


Feet-per-Minute
8,000 ft/min


Meters-per-Minute
2,438 m/min

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

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.