Conventional take-off and landing and short take-off and landing fighters space-time performance comparison
Aviation technics and technology
A.S.Yakovlev design bureau,
AbstractConventional take-off and landing (CTOL) and short take-off and landing (STOVL) fighters space-time performance impacted on their combat capabilities and performance, is compared. Unified on most fundamental parameters CTOL and STOVL fighters intended for identical design combat missions set with similar ordnance payload, are considered. It is demonstrated, that for the considered design combat missions set of tactical fighters and for the performance area analysed, STOVL fighters are significantly superior to CTOL fighters.