The Vertol VZ-2

by Daniel Russ on February 13, 2014




Back in 1957 Army contracts were flying around, literally, from one experimental aerospace firm to the next. Vertical take off and landing was a major ongoing program and Vertol built a company based on the notion that someone could own this technology. The zeitgeist here was faster and cheaper. So the VZ-2 arrived on the scene using existing materials and a novel design

After 450 test flights and 34 full wing geometry transitions, the programmed was scrapped. This prototype is in the National Air and Space Museum

This video is wonderful.



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