|Role||VTOL experimental platform|
|National origin||United States|
Design and development
Ordered in 1958 two VZ-6s were built, it was a rectangular-shaped vehicle with two three-bladed propellers inset at the front and back. The 500 hp Lycoming engine was located in the centre driving the ducted fan propellers. It was also fitted with rubber skirts around the bottom edge of the vehicle similar to a hovercraft.
The VZ-6 started tethered flight tests in 1959, but these showed that the vehicle was overweight and underpowered with stability problems. An attempt at a non-tethered flight resulted in the VZ-6 flipping completely over writing off the vehicle but the pilot escaped without any serious injuries. Both VZ-6s were scrapped in 1960.
Data from 
- Crew: 1
- Length: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
- Height: 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m) 
- Gross weight: 2,400 lb (1,089 kg) 
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming , 500 hp (370 kW)
- Main rotor diameter: 2× 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Related lists
- Andrade 1979, p. 176
- "American airplanes - Ca - Ci". www.aerofiles.com. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
- Harding 1990, p.90.