STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation. Volume I. Configuration Definition: Medium STOL Transport with Vectored Thrust/Mechanical Flaps
Final technical rept. 8 Jun 1971-12 Jan 1973
BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA
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A configuration for an Advanced Medium STOL Transport AMST using vectored thrust for powered lift is defined in detail. Capability to operate from an austere forward airfield of 2000 feet length at the midpoint of 500 nm radius mission with 28,000 lbs. of payload is substantiated by aerodynamic, propulsion, structural, and weights data. The vectored thrust powered lift concept is compared with other powered lift schemes considered for the AMST. A program of continuing research and development in tactical airlift and STOL technology is recommended.