Today in aviation history – September 29, 1964

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LTV XC-142

The Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) XC-142 experimental tiltwing aircraft completes its first flight.

The project never developed commericall but NASA used it for research testing from May 1966 to May 1970.

Canadair in Canada developed something along the same lines, the CL-84 “Dynavert”

Canadair CL-84This one is on display at the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa.  Like the XC-142, the CL-84 could not attract much interest and was quietly shelved.