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Ryan XV-5 Vertifan


Experimental VTOL Aircraft


United States | 1964



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

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan Experimental VTOL Aircraft.
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.
Propulsion
547 mph
880 kph | 475 kts
Max Speed
39,370 ft
12,000 m | 7 miles
Service Ceiling
1,000 miles
1,610 km | 869 nm
Operational Range
8,000 ft/min
2,438 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan Experimental VTOL Aircraft.
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(MANNED)
Crew
44.5 ft
13.55 m
O/A Length
29.9 ft
(9.10 m)
O/A Width
14.8 ft
(4.50 m)
O/A Height
7,540 lb
(3,420 kg)
Empty Weight
13,603 lb
(6,170 kg)
MTOW
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan family line.
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.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 2 Units

Contractor(s): Ryan Aeronautical - USA
National flag of the United States

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