Lockheed XFV

The American Lockheed XFV (sometimes referred to as the Salmon) was an experimental tailsitter prototype built by Lockheed to demonstrate the operation of a vertical takeoff and landing fighter for protecting convoys. Lockheed employees gave the XFV-1 the nickname "Pogo Stick" when this bizarre aircraft was revealed in 1955. The XFV-1 was one of two designs (along with the Convair XFY-1 developed as a tail-sitting air defense fighter. The XFV-1 was expected to reverse down to a vertical landing position, but failed due to the lack of a sufficiently powerful engine.

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