Copyright© 1999, Douglas Alberg.   Photographed July, 1999


Turbolyot experimental vertical takeoff vehicle

Features a vertically mounted turbojet(?) engine to achieve vertical flight. Stability was apparently achieved through the use of four outriggers that directed thrust either horizontally or diagonally.

USSR-1 Stratospheric Balloon Car is shown at left. In 1933, three men were lifted to a height of 19,000 meters (62,339 feet) to create a new world altitude record.