|1.||Ray Greaves (30-06-2009 13:13:52)|
The Buffalo flight research vehicle shown above was flown for the first time 1 May 1972, by National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The program was a joint effort, with U.S. and Canadian Government funding to explore the DHC augmentor wing powered-lift concept. DHC built the original wind tunnel test models leading to the final research aircraft. Nacelles were built by de Havilland and the engine conversion by Rolls-Royce Canada. A special test wing was built by the Boeing Aircraft Company who also completed the final assembly.
PS Note what looks very like a rotatable thrust nozzle at the rear of the nacelle and which looks very similar to those on a Harrier V/Stol aircraft. This must be what is meant by "thrust augmentor wing". The nozzle here is pointing down, whereas the photo I have of this plane taking off, the nozzle can be seen pointing backwards.