This Day in Aviation History

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This Day in Aviation History
July 7th, 1962
First flight of the Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird.
The Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird (originally designated VZ-10) was a U.S. Army project to demonstrate the feasibility of using VTOL for a surveillance aircraft carrying target-acquisition and sensory equipment. It was designed and built by the Lockheed Corporation in the 1960s, one of many attempts to produce a V/STOL vertical take off/landing jet. Both prototype aircraft were destroyed in accidents….
Wikipedia, Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird:
YouTube, The XV-4A Hummingbird from Lockheed Georgia:
YouTube, Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird:
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