Chance Vought XC-142A
The tilt-wing XC-142A was an experimental aircraft designed to investigate
the operational suitability of vertical/short takeoff and landing
transports. Such an aircraft would permit rapid movement of
troops and supplies into unprepared areas under all-weather conditions.
An XC-142A first flew conventionally on Sept. 29, 1964, and on Jan. 11,
1965, it completed its first transitional flight by taking off vertically,
changing to forward flight and finally landing vertically.
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