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VTOL. Vertical Take-Off and Landing used to identify fixed-wing aircraft that can lift off vertically.


VTOL - wikipedia

VTOL is an acronym for Vertical Take-Off and Landing. VTOL describes fixed-wing aircraft that can lift off vertically. This classification includes only a very few aircraft; helicopters, autogyros; balloons and airships are not normally considered VTOL. Currently there are two types of practical VTOL aircraft in military service: Using a tiltrotor the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey; Using directed jet thrust the Harrier Jump Jet family.


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