The V/STOL Wheel is a graphic diagram of
all 45 types of vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft
that had been built and tested through 1996. It was updated from the
McDonnell Douglas Wheel of the 1960s for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
The Interactive Wheel of V/STOL Aircraft
and Propulsion Concepts
Download an interactive V/STOL
Wheel for use off-line.
An article on the V/STOL
Wheel, including a description of all 45 aircraft types, was printed in
the March/April 1997 issue of the American Helicopter Society's Vertiflite magazine.
Note that the Wheel only covers representative examples of compound helicopters. A comprehensive article on compounds was published in the Summer 2006 issue of Vertiflite.
International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC)