The Original Flying Wing

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Cogset
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Re: I think the Vought V-173 was first

Of course, it had a tail, so if you are excluding devices with any sort of tail, the V-173 would be excluded. Very cool design though, needed next to no runway to take off and would surpass the Corsairs and P-51s in speed.

The fighter version, xf5u, taxied but never took off as the program was canned do to the emergence of jets. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_XF5U

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