Hanover Air Show 1964

Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964, featruring the EWR VJ 101 experimental German jet fighter vertical takeoff/landing (VTOL) aircraft.

EWR (Entwicklungsring Süd) was a German consortium formed in 1959 to build a Mach 2 Vertical Take-Off Interceptor for the German Air Force

VJ stood for Versuchsjäger, (German for “Experimental Fighter”).

The VJ 101 was one of the first V/STOL designs to have the potential for eventual Mach 2 flight.

During the 1950s, as various nations took an interest in developing VTOL-capable aircraft, the German Federal Government issued a request to the nation’s recently revived aviation industries for them to study possible designs for such aircraft.

In response, in 1960, German engine manufacturer MAN Turbo commenced work on a suitable engine in close cooperation with British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce Limited

Development of the VJ 101 C was greatly complicated by the changing requirements of the BMVg, who decided to transform the aircraft’s envisioned mission profile from the interceptor role to a more general fighter instead, greatly changing the performance requirements for it to fulfil.

During 1968, development of the VJ 101 was ultimately cancelled.

 

 

Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Photographs from the Hanover Air Show held in 1964
Original photo in the Dowty archive at the Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

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