The second part of a two volume work examining the Lockheed Model L-200 Convoy Fighter of 1950, which led to the XFV-1 Salmon turboprop tailsitter naval aircraft. It was one of five submissions to the US Navy’s Convoy Fighter competition, which called for a high performance turboprop VTOL fighter to protect convoy vessels from attack by enemy aircraft. Major subjects include various unusual takeoff and landing concepts; the L-200-2 stripped full-scale prototype vs. the L-200-5 subscale prototype; NACA wind tunnel and flying model tests; the mock-up conference; and several related studies done for the USAF.
This full color 72 page book features 70 images, including rare photos, detailed blueprints, vintage artist’s impressions, and speculative color profiles. A video preview of the book’s contents can be viewed here. Part 1 is still available from bookstores worldwide, along with previous volumes on the Convair, Goodyear, Martin, and Northrop proposals submitted to the Convoy Fighter Competition of 1950. This book can be purchased on Amazon and its international branches for $18.49, along with other major booksellers worldwide. A Kindle edition is available for $8.99, while Retromechanix readers can purchase an EPUB version for just $7.99 from my shop on Gumroad.com, a savings of $1 off the regular price! Please click the button below to purchase: