The Convair XFY Pogo was intended to be a high-performance fighter VTOL aircraft capable of operating from small warships. After months of tethered flight tests, Convair test pilot USMC Lieutenant Colonel James F. "Skeets" Coleman, made the first conversion to horizontal flight on 5 November 1954. Landing the XFY-1 was extremely difficult, as the pilot had to look over his shoulder while carefully working the throttle to land. Flight test demonstrated that only the most experienced pilots would be able to fly the Pogo and the project was canceled.

Convair X FY-1 VTO "POGO"

Convair X FY-1 VTO "POGO"

Code: LND70536



Product Description


Convair X FY-1 VTO "POGO"
Plastic model kit.
Scale 1/48
Manufacturer: Lindberg