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List of experimental aircraft

A group of 1950s NACA research aircraft

This is a list of experimental aircraft, or aircraft used or built to conduct experiments involving aerodynamics, structural materials, propulsion systems, configuration and equipment. Prototypes, pre-production and homebuilt aircraft described as experimental but which were not used in this manner outside of their own development are excluded.

Contents

  • Argentina 1
  • Australia 2
  • Brazil 3
  • Canada 4
  • France 5
  • Finland 6
  • Germany 7
  • Italy 8
  • Japan 9
  • Russia/Soviet Union 10
  • Spain 11
  • Sweden 12
  • Switzerland 13
  • Taiwan 14
  • United Kingdom 15
  • United States 16
    • X-planes 16.1
    • Other US experimental aircraft 16.2
  • See also 17
  • References 18

Argentina

Australia

  • GAF Pika – manned test craft for drone program

Brazil

Canada

Canadair CL-84 Dynavert tilt-wing VTOL research aircraft

France

SNECMA Coléoptère experimental tailsitter in 1959

Finland

Germany

Dornier Do 29 tilt rotor STOL
Heinkel He 178 jet engine research aircraft
Opel RAK.1 rocket engine research aircraft

Italy

Caproni-Campini N.1/CC.2 experimental motorjet and second jet aircraft to fly

Japan

Gasuden Koken

Russia/Soviet Union

Antonov A-40 tank glider
Yakovlev Yak-36 VTOL research vehicle

Spain

Cierva C.6 autogiro

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

United Kingdom

Avro 707 research aircraft in formation with Avro Vulcan bomber prototypes
Fairey Delta 2 research aircraft
Gloster E.28/39 jet engine research aircraft
Miles M.35 Libellula canard research aircraft
Rolls-Royce thrust measuring rig VTOL testbed

United States

Bell X-1 supersonic research aircraft
Bell X-5 variable-sweep wing testbed
North American X-15 hypersonic rocket-powered research aircraft

X-planes

Grumman X-29 forward swept wing and stability research aircraft

Other US experimental aircraft

US Army Bell 533 high speed helicopter research aircraft
XFV-12A on ramp at NAA in Columbus, Ohio
Scaled Composites Proteus in flight during 2002 for US Department of Energy ARM-UAV program
Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae high-altitude research aircraft – confirmed existence of jet stream
Lifting body research aircraft – from left to right, X-24A, M2-F3 and HL-10
Northrop N-9M flying wing
Vought V-173 disk wing research aircraft

See also

References

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  2. ^ Harrison, Ronald W., Gee Bee Ascender, Journal AAHS Fall 1984, p 190-191
  3. ^ Hannan, Bill, le Gee Bee qui volait a l'envers, Le Fanatique de l' Aviation, No 161, page numbers unknown
  4. ^
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