First hover flight of the Lockheed XV-4A

Friday, May 24, 1963



The XV-4A was an augmented lift concept demonstrator.

The aircraft had carried out an initial flight in conventional aircraft mode on Jul 07 1962, followed by a tethered hover on Nov 30 1962.

Source: AHS VSTOL Wheel entry for this aircraft


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