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Chrysler VZ-6

The U.S.Army conducted research and development programs in the 1950s and '60s to examine the feasibility of augmenting groundborne jeeps with aerial counterparts. In 1969, Chrysler developed the VZ-6 which used two 8.5 ft diameter ducted fans driven by a single 500 HP reciprocating engine It had a 2300# TOGW with a crew of one and turned over on its first flight. The Army terminated the project because of control problems.



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