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Designed to propel a soldier toward the sky in combat situations. The Hiller VZ-1 made use of two 44 horsepower engines and a modified helicopter transmission. Unfortunately, because it was only capable of climbing about 33 feet in the air and traveling at a max of 16 mph

Ten Amazing Military Prototypes That Never Saw A Battlefield

US Military Demonstrates Experimental Hiller Flying Platform

This looks like fun. I want one!

NASA Tried (And Failed) To Build Jet Shoes in the 1960s

Williams X-Jet WASP (Williams Aerial Systems Platform), circa 1980 via Jacob Fløche

Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose” . 29 October 1980, Long Beach, California. The official name for this plane was the H-4 Hercules. It was made of birch, not spruce. Originally meant to supply the military with a transport plane that did not use metal needed for the war efforts during WW II. It made its first and only flight on November 2, 1947.The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history.

Hughes Hercules 'Spruce Goose', The Plane with the Largest WingSpan

lenticular reentry vehicle lrv | Couzinet, contd) A 3/5th scale model made of wood with what appeared ...

Couzinet Aerodyne, by the French designer René Couzinet, 1952

Northrop Flying Wing

Northrup-Grumman FLYING WING I love this plane. My Dad and I used to build models of this and the P 38 LIGHTNING.

V-22 Osprey

Early concept illustrations of from late timeframe. The top view is an isometric view. Front, side and top views are shown below with a view of the wing folded.