Welcome To VSTOL.org!

This website is now supporting the American Helicopter Society's www.Helicopter-History.org.

V/STOL Wheel

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) Program Office. 

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.


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Updated June 20, 2009.