Yes, apart from the V-22 Osprey -- which strictly speaking is a tiltrotor and not a VTOL as such -- the Yak-141 was in service for some time. Also, it's not VTOL by any means, but the vectored thrust of the X-31 allowed incredibly short takeoffs and quite remarkable manoeuvres in general. There is a stack of other reasonably successful VTOL concept aircraft designated for military use, but essentially none of them made it past the prototype stage.
The F-35 has impressive VTOL/STOL abilities, however it is not in service as yet. Search for any vids you can find, they rock.
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· 1 decade ago