The Diminutive Ryan X 13 Vertijet Was Designed To Explore The Feasibility Of A P ...
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Description: The diminutive Ryan X 13 Vertijet was designed to explore the feasibility of a pure jet vertical takeoff and landing ( VTOL ) fighter aircraft Using a Rolls Royce Avon turbojet engine , the aircraft easily made the transition between vertical and horizontal flight and enjoyed a highly successful career Never seriously considered for further airframe development , it nevertheless paved the way for the modern Harrier fighter by showing that pure jet VTOL flight was possible Here , the X 13 is about to moor itself to a dual role flatbed transport / launch trailer