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The Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft has been the fascination of aviation enginerrs for decades - the type realized only relatively recently.

There are a total of [ 40 ] Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Concept and developmental aircraft ('X-planes') are included in this listing.
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1
Picture of the Aeronautics Group Trojan
National Flag Graphic
2023
Aeronautics Group Trojan
All-Electric VTOL Drone
2
Picture of the Aerovel Flexrotor
National Flag Graphic
2022
Aerovel Flexrotor
VTOL Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
3
Picture of the AeroVironment Jump 20
National Flag Graphic
2020
AeroVironment Jump 20
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) UAV / Drone
4
Picture of the Airbus DS Tanan 300
National Flag Graphic
2019
Airbus DS Tanan 300
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
5
Picture of the BAe P.103
National Flag Graphic
1980
BAe P.103
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Fighter Study
6
Picture of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
National Flag Graphic
2007
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Tiltrotor VTOL Transport Aircraft
7
Picture of the Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
National Flag Graphic
1961
Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Supersonic Multirole Aircraft Proposal
8
Picture of the Bell X-14 (Type 68)
National Flag Graphic
1957
Bell X-14 (Type 68)
Experimental VTOL Aircraft
9
Picture of the Bell XV-15
National Flag Graphic
1977
Bell XV-15
VTOL Technology Demonstrator
10
Picture of the Beta Alia
National Flag Graphic
2024
Beta Alia
Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (EVTOL) Aircraft
11
Picture of the Boeing (BAe Systems / McDonnell Douglas) AV-8B Harrier II
National Flag Graphic
1985
Boeing (BAe Systems / McDonnell Douglas) AV-8B Harrier II
Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) Strike Aircraft
12
Picture of the CONVAIR XFY Pogo
National Flag Graphic
1954
CONVAIR XFY Pogo
Experimental Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Fighter Prototype
13
Picture of the Dassault Balzac V
National Flag Graphic
1962
Dassault Balzac V
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Demonstrator
14
Picture of the Dassault Mirage IIIV
National Flag Graphic
1965
Dassault Mirage IIIV
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Fighter Prototype Aircraft
15
Picture of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 269
National Flag Graphic
1944
Focke-Achgelis Fa 269
VTOL / Tiltrotor Fighter Concept
16
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Triebflugel
National Flag Graphic
1946
Focke-Wulf Triebflugel
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Fighter-Interceptor
17
Picture of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier / AV-8A
National Flag Graphic
1969
Hawker Siddeley Harrier / AV-8A
VTOL Strike / Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
18
Picture of the Hawker Siddeley HS.1205
National Flag Graphic
1976
Hawker Siddeley HS.1205
STOVL Fighter Aircraft Design Study
19
Picture of the Heinkel Lerche (Lark)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Heinkel Lerche (Lark)
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Fighter / Interceptor
20
Picture of the Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
National Flag Graphic
2008
Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
Unmanned VTOL Micro Air Vehicle (MAV)
21
Picture of the IDT Asef
National Flag Graphic
2021
IDT Asef
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
22
Picture of the Latitude Engineering HQ-40 (Hybrid Quadcopter)
National Flag Graphic
2019
Latitude Engineering HQ-40 (Hybrid Quadcopter)
VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
23
Picture of the Lockheed XFV (Salmon)
National Flag Graphic
1954
Lockheed XFV (Salmon)
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Navy Fighter Aircraft Prototype
24
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas / Hawker Siddeley AV-16 Advanced Harrier
National Flag Graphic
1973
McDonnell Douglas / Hawker Siddeley AV-16 Advanced Harrier
STOVL Fighter-Bomber / Attack Aircraft Proposal
25
Picture of the MightyFly MF-100
National Flag Graphic
2022
MightyFly MF-100
Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL)
26
Picture of the Pipistrel Nuuva V300
National Flag Graphic
2020
Pipistrel Nuuva V300
Hybrid-Electric VTOL Cargo Drone
27
Picture of the Quantum Systems Vector
National Flag Graphic
2020
Quantum Systems Vector
eVTOL Reconnaissance Drone
28
Picture of the Rockwell XFV-12
National Flag Graphic
1977
Rockwell XFV-12
VTOL Carrier-based Fighter Prototype
29
Picture of the Ryan X-13 Vertijet
National Flag Graphic
1953
Ryan X-13 Vertijet
Experimental Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft
30
Picture of the Ryan XV-5 Vertifan
National Flag Graphic
1964
Ryan XV-5 Vertifan
Experimental VTOL Aircraft
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31
Picture of the Shield AI V-BAT
National Flag Graphic
2019
Shield AI V-BAT
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Drone
32
Picture of the SNECMA C.450 Coleoptere
National Flag Graphic
1959
SNECMA C.450 Coleoptere
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Research Aircraft
33
Picture of the Swift Engineering 020
National Flag Graphic
2019
Swift Engineering 020
Tail-Sitting VTOL Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
34
Picture of the Tactical Robotics Cormorant
National Flag Graphic
2020
Tactical Robotics Cormorant
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
35
Picture of the Volansi Voly 50
National Flag Graphic
2023
Volansi Voly 50
VTOL ISR / Cargo Drone
36
Picture of the Volansi Voly C10
National Flag Graphic
2020
Volansi Voly C10
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft
37
Picture of the XMobots System NAURU 1000C
National Flag Graphic
2020
XMobots System NAURU 1000C
Octacopter VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone
38
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-36 (Freehand)
National Flag Graphic
1963
Yakovlev Yak-36 (Freehand)
Experimental Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft
39
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-38 (Forger)
National Flag Graphic
1976
Yakovlev Yak-38 (Forger)
Carrier-Borne VTOL Strike Fighter / Fleet Defense Aircraft
40
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
National Flag Graphic
1987
Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
Prototype VTOL Fleet Defense Fighter Aircraft

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