Large Military Transport (V/STOL)
Published April 29, 1968 by SAE International in United States
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“The-bigger-the-better” aphorism generally applies when evaluating cost effectiveness of airlift aircraft on a ton mile per dollar basis. Other considerations important to tactical airlift also favor large aircraft and V/STOL capability. The requirement for a future city-center V/STOL aircraft appears compatible with the requirement for a large new tactical airlift aircraft. This compatibility provides a basis for consideration of a national V/STOL development program.