STOL-V/STOL CITY CENTER TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT STUDY.
MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORP ST LOUIS MO
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This is part of a study to investigate the economic feasibility of STOL and VSTOL transport aircraft operation from city center to city center. A comparison is made of design, performance, and direct operating costs of two V STOL and two STOL transport aircraft to be operational in 1975. The VSTOL aircraft in the study are a tilt wing-propeller type and a turbofan lift engine type. The STOL aircraft are the propeller deflected slipstream type and a STOL version of the tilt wing-propeller type. Propulsion systems are projected to a technological level that could be employed in an aircraft design initiated in 1970. Microminiaturization of electronic equipment is incorporated to the degree that is considered acceptable operationally and cost-wise by 1975. All aircraft are designed for a stage length of 500 statute miles, and performance and direct operating costs are shown for stage lengths of 50 to 750 miles and for aircraft gross weights of 40,000 to 100,000 pounds. Typical three-views are shown for one size of each of the four aircraft. The results of the parametric sizing study of each aircraft are shown as group weight breakdowns, mission performance, dimensional tabulations and curves, noise level profiles, and take-off and landing characteristics. Author