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The Navy’s insane vertical take-off fighters of the 1950s

Nearly two decades before the Harrier jump jet would prove the efficacy of vertical take-off and landing platforms, the U.S. Navy considered taking another approach to fielding fighters without a runway. In the years immediately following World War II, the United States found itself trying to adapt its newfound airpower to a world with nuclear … Continued