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EWR VJ (AKA: "Versuchsjäger") 101.
Category. Statistic.
First flight on. 1963. 
Retired on. Canceled after 2 test planes were made, both of which were retired in 1968.
Major contractor(s) . Entwicklungsring Süd.
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. No.
Fight ceiling. N\A, but probably akin to aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era.
Top speed. Mach 1.04 was achieved, but it was planned to go faster, possibly even as high as circa ~ Mach 2?
VTOL. Yes.
Range. N\A, but probably akin to aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era.
Crew. 1.
Nationality(s). W. Germany.
Fighter Class. Fighter.
Rate of climb. N\A, but probably akin to aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era.
Links. http://military.wikia.com/wiki/EWR_VJ_101, http://www.robertcmason.com/textdocs/GermanVSTOLFighters.pdf, http://www.tomtom-net.de/resources/vj101/vj101_i1.htm, http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%200775.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EWR_VJ_101, http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=EWR%20VJ%20101, http://www.wow.com/wiki/EWR_VJ_101, https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;EWR+VJ+101&fr=yset_chr_cnewtab, http://www.robertcmason.com/textdocs/GermanVSTOLFighters.pdf. http://www.tomtom-net.de/resources/vj101/vj101_i1.htm and http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1963/1963%20-%200775.html.
Aircraft VJ101C RH

The X-2 prototype, displayed in the Deutsches Museum (2006).

EWR VJ 101

EWR VJ 101

The EWR VJ 101 was an experimental German jet fighter VTOL tiltjet aircraft. VJ stood for "Vertikal Jäger", (German for "Vertical Fighter").It was to be the basis for a successor to the F-104G Starfighter, but was cancelled in 1968 after a five-year test program. The VJ 101 was one of the first V/STOL designs to have the potential for eventual Mach 2 flight.

EWR VJ 101 in 1964

The EWR VJ101C, X-1 prototype, April 1964.

Heinkel Messerschmitt VJ 101 "Vertikal Jäger" VTOL Tiltjet Aircraft-0

Heinkel Messerschmitt VJ 101 "Vertikal Jäger" VTOL Tiltjet Aircraft-0

The EWR VJ 101 was an experimental German jet fighter VTOL tiltjet aircraft. VJ stood for "Vertikal Jäger", (German for "Vertical Fighter"). It was to be the basis for a successor to the F-104G Starfighter, but was cancelled in 1968 after a five-year test program. The VJ 101 was one of the first V/STOL designs to have the potential for eventual Mach 2 flight.

Dornier VJ-101C D-9517 X1 HAN 02.05.64 edited-3

The X-1 Prototype exhibited at the 1964 Hanover Air Show.

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