Manufacturer: Rockwell International

Model: unknown

Name: Vanquish

Type: VTOL jet fighter

Date: 1977

Status: Prototype evaluation

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Navy

Designation: FV-12B


The multiple troubles that were experienced in the development of Rockwell International's XFV-12A VSTOL fighter for the U.S. Navy led to a redefinition of the aircraft's configuration and resulted in the much simpler, STOL FV-12B Vanquish.

The prototype lost out to the proposed Hawker/McDonnell Douglas AV-16 Advanced Harrier, which itself led to the AV-8B Harrier II.

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