Witness the amazing aerobatics of this F-22 Raptor, which can attain speeds as high as Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph), as it hovers motionless in mid-air!
Being able to turn the nozzles slightly forward means that the Harrier can move backward while hovering. Over their forty-plus years of service, 824 Harriers were delivered, making it by far the most popular and successful airplane that can hover.
72, that's 1lb of thrust for every . 72lbs of vehicle weight. So theoretically, the F-22 can climb vertically forever, or at least until it runs out of oxygen to burn fuel.
The F-35B Lightning II is a STOVL aircraft, which stands for short take-off and vertical landing. This means that it is able to either take off either vertically or from a short runway and land vertically – or in other words, hover.
The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft. Nevertheless, despite its incredible capabilities, the F-22 could never do an emergency landing aboard an aircraft carrier, as Tim Hibbetts, former US Navy A-6 Intruder and F/A-18 Hornet pilot, explains on Quora.
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is operated by the U.S. Air Force, and is arguably the world's “most advanced manned combat aircraft.” It is stealthier than the F-35 Lightning II, which has been exported to a number of U.S. allies in both Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, most notably to Japan and Israel.
The first civilian version of the half-plane, half-helicopter V-22 Osprey will soon be available to buy.
The defining characteristic of a helicopter is its ability to hover at any point during a flight. To achieve hovering, a pilot must maintain the aircraft in nearly motionless flight over a reference point at a constant altitude and on a heading (the direction that the front of the helicopter is pointing).
The Navy is making a new effort to preserve, upgrade and maintain its fleet of Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, platforms which have consistently been in high demand from Marine Corps commanders for many years.
The Su-57 is the first aircraft in Russian military service designed with stealth technology. A multirole fighter capable of aerial combat as well as ground and maritime strike, the Su-57 incorporates stealth, supermaneuverability, supercruise, integrated avionics, and substantial internal payload capacity.
Yes it can, even with a full fuel load.
The Harrier can also hover like a helicopter, fly sideways, go backward, and even stop and turn in midair. It can do all this because its exhaust nozzles, where exhaust gases come out, can swivel to change the direction of thrust from the Harrier's jet engine.
The answer is yes. Just like you could also take a supersonic fighter like the FA-18 and by "changing the engines and making some modifications to the airframe" you could make it capable of vertical takeoff and landing.
No, it cannot, at least there is no reason for it to do so... A) The stick while in "hover mode" does not control the pitch/roll of the aircraft, but the forward/lateral position of the aircraft. This means that the aircraft can only shoot forward in a level attitude, it can't pitch up/down to hit a target.
Generally, though, a helicopter can hover anywhere between 2- 5 hours on average before it needs to be refueled. The length of time depends on the type of helicopter, the efficiency of the engines and main rotor system, as well as the kind of hover a pilot wants to hold.
Yes, advanced flight directors and autopilots for helicopters can control the aircraft in all axes, and often they have modes for hovering built in, including maintain altitude, lateral veloctiy hold, hover, and/or autolevel.
Turbine-engined helicopters can reach around 25,000 feet. But the maximum height at which a helicopter can hover is much lower - a high performance helicopter like the Agusta A109E can hover at 10,400 feet.
So while it's no direct threat to the Osprey, the Marines might soon envy their colleagues. For less than a third the price of each $70 million Osprey, the Army will get nearly the same performance, along with a slew of benefits any military operation would savor.
The biggest airplane-mode limitation of the Osprey is the lack of pressurization. This means the crew and passengers must wear oxygen masks above 10,000 feet: not a big deal for an hour or two, but with air-to-air refueling, the Ospreys duration is limited only by crew duty-time restrictions.
Tiltrotor design combines the VTOL capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft. For vertical flight, the rotors are angled so the plane of rotation is horizontal, generating lift the way a normal helicopter rotor does.
In 1998, Congress even voted for an amendment that explicitly forbids the sale of F-22 Raptors to foreign nations. Unlike the vast majority of U.S. military aircraft, the F-22 was never designed to be exported.
The F-22 Raptor
However, soon after the USSR's fall, the US no longer saw the necessity for this aircraft, and production ceased in 2011, with only 187 fighters delivered. The F-22 is a quick and agile fighter jet.
It needs the F-22.” The F-22's advantages include its higher operational altitude and speed, reaching Mach 2.25 and 20km high compared to the F-35's below average speeds of Mach 1.6 and altitude ceiling of under 16km.