List of VTOL aircraft

This is a list of planes capable of vertical take-off and landing arranged under manufacturer. The list excludes helicopters because they are assumed to have this capability.


* Aero-Design & Development Hummingbird
* Armadillo Aerospace Quad
* Augusta-Westland Erica (tiltwing)
* Avcen JetPod
* Avro Avrocar


* BAe Harrier II - vectored thrust
* BAE Sea Harrier - vectored thrust
* Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey (tiltrotor)
* Bell Boeing Quad TiltRotor
* Bell Eagle Eye (tiltrotor)
* Bell X-14
* Bell X-22 (ducted fan)
* Bell XV-15 (tiltrotor)
* Bell/Agusta BA609 (tiltrotor)
* Bensen B-10 Propcopter
* Boeing/Mcdonnell Douglas AV-8 Harrier - vectored thrust
* Boeing-Vertol VZ-2 (tiltwing)
* Boeing X-50
* Butterfly LLC Super Sky Cycle


* Canadair CL-84 "Dynavert" (tiltwing)
* CarterCopter - compound autogyro
* Convair XFY-1 Pogo (tailsitter)
* Curtiss-Wright VZ-7 (flying jeep)
* Curtiss-Wright X-19 (tiltrotor)


* Dassault Balzac V - interim Mirage III VTOL testbed
* Dassault Mirage IIIV - separate lift and thrust engines
* de Lackner HZ-1 Aerocycle
* Dornier Do 31
* Doak 16/VZ-4DA - Wingtip mounted Ducted Fans
* DM AeroSafe Group Eagle - a VTOL rescue platform, for rescue operations in tall buildings/structures


* EWR VJ 101 - Rotatable engines at the wingtips, two further lift jets in the fuselage to supplement the main engines in hovering flight.


* Fairey Gyrodyne -
* Fairey Jet Gyrodyne compound autogyro
* Fairey Rotodyne - compound autogyro
* Focke-Wulf Triebfluegeljaeger (tailsitter)


* Garrett STAMP (Small Tactical Aerial Mobility Platform)
* Garrow Aircraft Verticopter []
* Gress Aerospace eVader []


* Hawker P.1127 (prototype of Kestrel/Harrier) - vectored thrust
* Hawker Siddeley P.1154 - vectored thrust supersonic design not completed
* Hawker Siddeley Harrier - vectored thrust
* Hawker Siddeley Kestrel (evaluation aircraft forerunner of Harrier) - vectored thrust
* Hiller X-18 (tiltwing)
* Hiller VZ-1 Pawnee


* Junkers EF 009


* Kamov Ka-22


* Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV)
* Lockheed XFV-1 "Salmon" (tailsitter)
* Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird
* Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
* LTV XC-142 (tiltwing)


* McDonnell Douglas DC-X
* Moller Skycar
* Mil Mi-12
* Millennium Jet DuoTrek


* PAM 100B
* PAM 100T
* PAM 200
* Piasecki VZ-8P


* Rockwell XFV-12
* Rotary Rocket- Roton
* Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig - vertical engine testbed
* Ryan X-13 Vertijet (tailsitter)
* Ryan XV-5 Vertifan


* Sikorsky Cypher
* Sikorsky Cypher 2
* Sikorsky X-Wing
* Short SC.1 - separate lift and thrust
* SoloTrek XFV
* Springtail Exoskeleton Flying Vehicle


* Trek Aerospace Dragonfly


* VFW VAK 191B - vectored thrust plus vertical lift


* Williams International WTS-125
* Williams X-Jet


* Yakovlev Yak-141
* Yakovlev Yak-36 - vectored thrust
* Yakovlev Yak-38 - separate lift and thrust

See also

* Tiltrotor
* Tiltwing
* Tailsitter

External links

* [ Flying Platforms]
* [ Gizmagazines' PAV aircraft]
* [ Horizontal Or Vertical Take-off Or Landing (HOVTOL) Reference US Patent 5,890,441]

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