Aviation Photo #1777501 Convair XFY-1 Pogo - USA - Navy

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This bizarre experimental design was intended to lead to a VTOL ship-based convoy escort fighter but not surprisingly proved difficult to fly. Powered by a very unreliable Allison YT40-A-6 turboprop consisting of two T38s coupled together, it made a first untethered flight and transition to the horizontal in 8.54 - the first successful VTOL flight in history in an aircraft that was not a helicopter or an autogiro. Three were built but this was the only one to fly. Now stored for the NASM
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    Richard Vandervord
    USA - Navy
    Convair XFY-1 Pogo
    Convair XFY-1 Pogo
    Convair XFY-1 Pogo
    Norfolk - NAS Chambers Field
    August 1975
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