XC-142 VTOL Aircraft

XC-142 VTOL Aircraft

The Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) XC-142 was a tri-service tilt-wing experimental aircraft designed to investigate the operational suitability of vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) transports. An XC-142A first flew conventionally on 29 September 1964, and on 11 January 1965, it completed its first transitional flight by taking off vertically, changing to forward flight and finally landing vertically. Its service sponsors pulled out of the program one by one, and it eventually ended due to a lack of interest after demonstrating its capabilities successfully.

XC-142 S/VTOL Short/Vertical Take-Off and Landing on an Aircraft Carrier -1964

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