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Ryan XV-5 Vertifan


Experimental VTOL Aircraft (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.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/04/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1964

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
1

Production
2
UNITS


Ryan Aeronautical - USA
National flag of the United States United States (retired)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
X-Plane (Developmental, Prototype, Technology Demonstrator)
Aircraft developed for the role of prototyping, technology demonstration, or research / data collection.


Length
44.5 ft
(13.55 m)
Width/Span
29.9 ft
(9.10 m)
Height
14.8 ft
(4.50 m)
Empty Wgt
7,540 lb
(3,420 kg)
MTOW
13,603 lb
(6,170 kg)
Wgt Diff
+6,063 lb
(+2,750 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Ryan XV-5 Vertifan production variant)
Installed: 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.
Max Speed
547 mph
(880 kph | 475 kts)
Ceiling
39,370 ft
(12,000 m | 7 mi)
Range
1,000 mi
(1,610 km | 2,982 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
8,000 ft/min
(2,438 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Ryan XV-5 Vertifan production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


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.


General Assessment
Firepower  
Performance  
Survivability  
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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.
22
Rating is out of a possible 100 points.
Relative Maximum Speed
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
This entry's maximum listed speed (547mph).

Graph average of 563 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
NYC
 
  LON
LON
 
  PAR
PAR
 
  BER
BER
 
  MOS
MOS
 
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TOK
 
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  NYC
Ryan XV-5 Vertifan operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
Max Altitude Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Design Balance
The 3 qualities we look at for a balanced aircraft design are altitude, speed, and range.
Aviation Era Span
Pie graph section
Showcasing era cross-over of this aircraft design.
Unit Production (2)
2
36183
44000
This entry's total production compared against the most-produced military and civilian aircraft types in history (Ilyushin IL-2 and Cessna 172, respectively).
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