The only surviving copy of a Ryan XV-5 is dispayed on Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker (AL). Only 2 units were built by this experimental V / STOL aircraft in the early 1960s. In 1965, during the first public demonstration of the XV-5A, there was an accidental shutdown of low speed fan operation. The pilot was still able to press the ejection seat, but did not survive the crash. The plane was completely destroyed. With the second copy, the XV-5B, further attempts were made. In 1966, a rope caught in the fan, after which the machine hit hard on the ground. The probably inadvertently triggered of the ejection seat (not equipped with Zero Zero abilities) led to the death of the pilot.
The repaired machine still had tests until 1974, then the project was terminated because the concept proved useless.