#15 – Lockheed XFV – 1953
Lockheed XFV, “The Salmon,” a test tailsitter model escort contender airplane (1953). The Lockheed XFV started accordingly of a proposition issued by the U.S. Naval force in 1948 for an airplane fit for vertical departure and landing (VTOL) on board stages mounted on the afterdecks of customary boats. Both Convair and Lockheed went after the agreement yet in 1950, the prerequisite was updated, with a require an exploration flying machine able to do in the long run advancing into a VTOL transport based guard escort contender.