Convair XFY-1 Pogo Zoom

Convair XFY-1 Pogo


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Product Code: GB227P

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First published in 1994, the XFY-1 Pogo book tells the story of one of two Navy prototypes contracted as vertical take off turboprop fighters capable of operating from LSTs, destroyers, cruisers and larger capitol ships. If they had been successful, the Navy in time of war would have been able to equip all ships with a point-of-defence fighter. The other aircraft being tested was the Lockheed XFV-1. The aircraft were called tail sitters and the pogo sat on outrigger wheels mounted on its cruceaform delta fins. The Pogo and Skeets Coleman made the only successful transitions from vertical take off to level flight and from level flight to vertical landings with the project being cancelled due to engine problems and pilot difficulty (impossibility) during transition.

Pages: 34
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: b/w
Publisher: Steve Ginter
ISBN: 9780942612271
Product Code: GB227P