Robert Charkiewicz

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Lockheed XFV-1 Pogo Stick, 1954. It could take off and land vertically.

Lockheed XFV, "The Salmon" 1953 Made for vertical take off and landings, but in the testing of the aircraft none were attempted.

Northrop Tacit Blue (1982) was an early stealth technology demonstrator aircraft

Restoration staff move Tacit Blue into the new fourth building at the National Museum of the U. Air Force on Oct. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Model 1-G VTOL, 1952

Bell in level flight. The original military designation was classifying it as ahelicopter, but its designation was changed to the convertiplane series. The designation was changed once again in 1962 to when the V-prefix was changed to mean VTOL.

XA2J-1 Super Savage 1952 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

North American Super Savage- Developed as an improved AJ Savage intended to remedy deficiencies with the underpowered Savage. The Super Savage featured a pair of turbo prop engines driving contra rotating propellers.

B58 Hustler DeltaWing Supersonic Bomber

The strategic, high-speed, high-altitude delta-wing bomber served in SAC from 1960 to Its career was cut short because it was too expensive to maintain, had limited op-flex, and too complex.

21 Aug 1944. B-26 Marauder of the 12th AF, 42nd Bomb Division loses its right engine after a direct flak hit. Moments after the picture was taken the stricken bomber crashed.

[Photo] Marauder bomber, hit by ground-based anti-aircraft weapon directly, crashing over Toulon, France, 24 Nov 1943

North American AJ Savage (later A-2 Savage) was a carrier-based medium bomber built for the United States Navy by North American Aviation. The aircraft was designed shortly after World War II to carry atomic bombs and this meant that the bomber was the heaviest aircraft thus far designed to operate from an aircraft carrier. It was powered by two piston engines and a turbojet buried in the rear fuselage. The AJ-1 first became operational in 1950 and several were based in South Korea during…

North American AJ Savage (later A-2 Savage) was a carrier-based medium bomber built for the United States Navy by North American Aviation. The aircraft was designed shortly after World War II to carry atomic bombs and this meant that the bomber was the heaviest aircraft thus far designed to operate from an aircraft carrier. It was powered by two piston engines and a turbojet buried in the rear fuselage. The AJ-1 first became operational in 1950 and several were based in South Korea during…

Republic XF-12 Rainbow (1946) was an American four-engine, all-metal prototype reconnaissance aircraft designed by the Republic Aviation Company in the late 1940s. Although highly innovative, the postwar XF-12 Rainbow had to compete against more modern jet engine technology, and did not enter production.

The Republic Rainbow was an American four-engine, all-metal prototype reconnaissance aircraft designed by the Republic Aviation Company in the late