This Day in Aviation History
April 10th, 1963
First flight of the EWR VJ 101, the first experimental supersonic VTOL tiltjet.

The EWR VJ 101 was an experimental German jet fighter VTOL tiltjet aircraft. VJ stood for “Versuchsjäger”, (German for “Experimental Fighter”). It was to be the basis for a successor to the F-104G Starfighter, but was cancelled in 1968 after a five-year test program, during which two prototype aircraft were built. The VJ 101 was one of the first V/STOL designs to have the potential for eventual Mach 2 flight….

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