Definition of short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft

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short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft

'short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft' is an military term meaning '(DOD,NATO) Fixed-wing aircraft capable of clearing a 15-meter (50-foot) obstacle within 450 meters (1,500 feet) of commencing takeoff run, and capable of landing vertically. Also called STOVL. See also short takeoff and landing'.

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