What one did West Germany build? I remember the 'missile with a starfighter on it' system, but not an actual vstol fighter. They were working on a light transport powered by pegasus engines that looked promising.
France, I seem to recall that had a system based on a Mirage III?
re the frogs (in this case the description is accurate as FROG models were originally balsa models noted as 'flies right off the ground')
regarding the kr__ts....
Deutsland did produce the
Sort of a VTOL F104
but going back futher:
The Natter comes to mind. https://en.wikipedia...i/Bachem_Ba_349
A rocket powered equivalent to the
and the Pogo
There was also the
that even if not truly 'vtol' would have certainly been able to be flown off a very short flight deck without a catapult (catapult? strange term as it referred to an classic era 'shield piecing crossbow rather than another form of projector,,,)