By Jared Zichek

This booklet provides the unique thought for the Convair classification VF Convoy Fighter of 1950, which ended in the XFY-1 Pogo turboprop tailsitter naval plane. It used to be one among 5 submissions to the USA Navy's Convoy Fighter festival, which referred to as for a single-seat excessive functionality fighter designed to guard convoy vessels from assault via enemy plane, and for vertical unassisted takeoff from, and landings on, small platform parts afloat or ashore. each element of the idea is roofed, together with armament adaptations, touchdown apparatus possible choices, and an unbuilt small scale expertise demonstrator. whereas the XFY-1 retained the unique configuration of the notion, approximately each contour used to be subtly replaced throughout the type's evolution. As an advantage, a couple of Convair layout experiences for a vertical takeoff statement and reconnaissance tailsitter plane submitted to the united states military in 1955 also are integrated. This e-book gains forty three photos, together with infrequent pictures, specified blueprints, modern illustrations, and gorgeous colour profiles. this is often the fourth in a chain of monographs overlaying the Navy's Convoy Fighter festival of 1950; prior volumes at the Goodyear, Martin and Northrop designs are nonetheless to be had from booksellers worldwide.

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