Brief aircraft description
Single seated high-wing monoplane equipped with six engines. Two lift engines in the fuselage behind the cockpit and two each in swivelling engine pods on the wing ends for lift and regular flight. VTOL-flight attitude control by thrust modulation in contrast to attitude control by bleed air through control nozzles. The thrust modulation made the aircraft controlable in case of a single engine malfunction and avoid the loss of efficiency by using compressor bleed air. Interceptor design, experimental aircraft without armament. The Rolls-Royce RB 145 jet engines would have been replaced by the more powerful RB 153 in production aircraft.
  6.61 m with engine pods
fuselage length:
15.70 m 
  4.13 m
wing area:
18.60 m2 
Technical data VJ-101 C X1
Six Rolls-Royce RB-145 without afterburner, delivering 1250 kp take-off thrust.
dry weight:
max. take-off weight:
4140 kg
6010 kg ( vertical take-off )
top speed:
mach 1.08 in 10.000 m altitude 
Technical data VJ-101 C X2
Two Rolls-Royce RB-145 without afterburner as lift engines in the fuselage. Four Rolls-Royce RB-145 R delivering 1205 kp take-off thrust without and 1610 kp take-off thrust with afterburner in the swivelling engine pods on the wing ends.
dry weight:
max. take-off weight:
4420 kg
7650 kg (vertical take-off with afterburner ) 
top speed:
mach 1.14 plus in 10.000 m altitude
3-view-drawings of the
VJ-101 C
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    Cutaway drawing of the VJ-101 C X1 showing the engine arrangement.
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    Cutaway drawing of the third prototype VJ-101 X3, the never built double seater. 
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