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  • The acronym VSTOL, pronounced “VEE-stall,” came into vogue with the Harrier jump jet as a more precise variation of VTOL.

    The Dream Machine

  • The acronym VSTOL, pronounced “VEE-stall,” came into vogue with the Harrier jump jet as a more precise variation of VTOL.

    The Dream Machine

  • The acronym VSTOL, pronounced “VEE-stall,” came into vogue with the Harrier jump jet as a more precise variation of VTOL.

    The Dream Machine

  • And precisely because of the threat to air bases posed by China's ballistic and cruise missiles, it is even more incumbent that the VSTOL version of the F-35 go forward, despite current problems in the program.

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  • In August, Scheuren and Magnus wrote a memo making the argument for a joint VSTOL program for the Air Force, Navy, and Marines.

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  • By November, Scheuren, Magnus, and the others in the Marine Corps mafia were well on their way to getting the joint VSTOL program created.

    The Dream Machine

  • VSTOL vertical or short take off and landing, 88–106

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  • Officially, the JVX might be a tiltrotor, a tilt-wing, a compound helicopter Sikorsky was working on called the Advancing Blade Concept, or some other VSTOL craft—all were theoretical candidates.

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  • Michael Hirschberg, VSTOL historian and managing editor, Vertiflite; Lt. Col. ret.

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  • Two weeks after Atkins and the Marine colonels talked, DeLauer got Deputy Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci to sign an order directing the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force to chip in $1.5 million each to create a joint VSTOL program for themselves and the Marines, a step called “Milestone Zero.”

    The Dream Machine

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