Recently, the service gave the green light to 35 new High-Speed Vertical Takeoff aircraft designs. Here are our favorite frontrunners.
- The U.S. Air Force has chosen 35 new aircraft designs for its High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) competition.
- Designs range from single-person models to transport helicopter-sized craft.
- Small, fast aircraft like these can operate without landing strips, retrieve pilots in enemy territory, ferry maintainers to small airfields, and transport munitions. Basically, they’re flying Jeeps.
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