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X-66 Goldeneye

2,006 BonapartePierceAviation  8 months ago

The X-66 Goldeneye was a prototype VTOL fighter aircraft, designed in the early 1960's. A highly modified F-42, this aircraft takes advantage of turbine engines, directing thrust out of 2 rotating nozzels whilst spinning a propeller, & allowing the plane to move quickly & efficiently. Alas, the project was cancelled in 1967 in favour of the Mstitel, and 4 of the 5 prototypes cut up for parts.

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 33.8ft (10.3m)
  • Length 34.3ft (10.4m)
  • Height 9.0ft (2.7m)
  • Empty Weight 7,258lbs (3,292kg)
  • Loaded Weight 7,572lbs (3,434kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.78
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.264
  • Wing Loading 55.7lbs/ft2 (272.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 135.9ft2 (12.6m2)
  • Drag Points 2186


  • Number of Parts 35
  • Control Surfaces 8