posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 08:37 AM
For the F-35 BAE has developed a technique called 'Rolling Vertical Landing' or RVL, this basically means that the aircraft is moving slightly
forwards during VL so that the heat is not blasted at the same spot on the deck continuously and also avoids reingestion of hot gases back into the
engine. This was developed and proven on the VAAC Harrier at the behest of the RN and has since been adopted as standard for the whole F-35
Would this be useful or practical with the V-22 as well? Of course if we are talking about the take off phase it does not apply as neither the Harrier
nor the F-35 take off vertically and so the problem does not exist.