Military Photo: 1960's VTOL

Posted: 07/01/2017

With the wings tilted up, an XC-142A took off and landed like a helicopter. The wings could be tilted forward to provide the speed of a fixed-wing aircraft. The engines were linked together so that a single engine could turn all four propellers and the tail rotor (the tail rotor provided pitch control while in vertical flight). (U.S. Air Force photo Circa 1964)

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