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We bet you've never heard of these 5 experimental #AirForce aircraft. #Blog #History

We bet you've never heard of these 5 experimental #AirForce aircraft. #Blog #History

By Staff Sgt. Antonio Gonzalez Air Force Public Affairs Agency The history of the Air Force is rooted in finding new ways to solve problems. It’s one of creating out-of-the-box solutions and achieving greater possibilities. Drone technology, stealth aircraft and space vehicles were merely science fiction until we made them reality. The aircraft you are about to discover brought upon revolutionary new abilities for today’s Air Force and will continue to have an impact on technology in the future. CHANCE-VOUGHT/LTV XC-142A The tilt-wing XC-142A was an experimental aircraft designed to test the operational benefits of vertical/short takeoff and landing transports. Such an aircraft would permit rapid movement of troops and supplies into unprepared areas under all-weather conditions. An XC-142A first flew conventionally on Sept. 29, 1964, and on Jan. 11, 1965, it completed its ...

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