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A pilot of No. 175 Squadron RAF scrambles to his waiting Hawker Typhoon Mark IB at B5 Airstrip Le Fresne-Camilly, Calvados, France following a call from the Group Control Centre ordering an air strike. 24th July 1944. (© IWM CL 570)

A pilot of No. 175 Squadron RAF scrambles to his waiting Hawker Typhoon Mk IB fighter-bomber at Le Fresne-Camilly in Normandy, 24 July - Category:World War II forces of Britain in France - Wikimedia Commons

Rockwell became responsible in 1972 for development of the US Navy's XFV-12A V/STOL Fighter/Attack Technology Prototype programme. Basically a single-seat all-weather V/STOL fighter/ attack aircraft, the XFV-12A made use of an augmentor wing concept in which the efflux of its single Pratt & Whitney F401-PW-400 afterburning turbofan engine could be diverted to nozzles in the wings and foreplanes for V/STOL operations.

Rockwell Rockwell was a prototype aircraft from the Built for the US Navy, it was conceived as a VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft designed to operate from small aircraft carriers without the need for steam catapults, runway or arresting gear.