The LTV XC-142 Tri-Services S/VTOL Transport Aircraft
I stumbled upon this very, very interesting aircraft on the Secret Projects forum. User Triton found the following clips on YouTube and it's worth sharing:
For more information see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XC-142
It's a bloody shame that this aircraft wasn't introduced back in the day. I could imagine it would serve us well, even nowadays.
According to wiki the design had several serious problems with the drive shaft.
Its not a bloody shame, just common sense.
Canadair carried out trials of the smaller but similar CL-84 in the early 70s. The trials were quite successful but unfortunately lack of interest killed that program too.
They could have fixed it/improved it then. I haven't even seen an Osprey take off on such a short runway, let alone offroad!
Originally Posted by JoaMei
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