Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tail sitting aircraft galore

This past weekend, Dark Roasted Blend presented their History of Tailsitter Aircraft, both real and imagined.  I had seen the majority of the 'real' photos before but not the 'imagined' ones. Still, this post is a nice review of tail sitters (as is my related tag at the bottom of this post).  Instead of adding a photo from DRB or repeating one I had previously posted, I'll add one from the San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives.  They have a large collection of tail sitters with the link I provided being a simple search for 'pogo'.  This one shows the XFY-1 Pogo with its custom cocoon.

Convair : XFY-1 : Pogo