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Bell LLTV (Lunar Landing Training Vehicle)

BellLLTV

 

The Lunar Landing Training Vehicle (LLTV) was built by Bell Aerosystems in 1964 as part of the Apollo Project to land on the moon, it was a vertical take-off and landing vehicle powered by a single jet engine. The Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) was built by Bell Aerosystems in 1964 as part of the Apollo Project to land on the moon, it was a vertical take-off and landing vehicle powered by a single jet engine.

By always offsetting five-sixths of earth’s gravity, the vertically mounted turbofan engine enabled the LLTV to reproduce the characteristics of landing a lunar module on the moon’s surface. The LLTV was used to train America’s Appolo artronauts.

 

 


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