Same Propulsion System for Hover and Forward Flight


This class of aircraft uses a single propulsion system that alters the direction of thrust for hover or cruise, or alters the attitude of the aircraft itself. Aircraft 9-14 rotated their powerplants, whereas all other aircraft in this wheel kept their engines stationary (except #30, the VJ 101C, which rotated four of its six engines).

This category has nine sub-categories:

Tilt Shaft/Rotor

Tilt Prop

Tilt Duct

Tilt Wing

Tilt Rotor

Tilt Jet

Deflected Slipstream

Vectored Thrust

Tail Sitters

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