Welcome to Vertipedia!
What is Vertipedia?Vertipedia is a comprehensive online reference for vertical lift aircraft. Our goal is to provide high-quality information on aircraft design and configuration, key physical and performance characteristics, and rotors and powerplants to industry, academia and the public.
Much more complete, in-depth views, however, are available to AHS members. This includes dimensional and layout data, specific performance data, powerplant information, and data on lift and control devices such as main and tail rotors. If you are not currently a member of AHS, we provide valuable benefits well beyond Vertipedia - why not join us today?
Get started!Vertipedia's search page provides a number of ways to locate individual aircraft, as well as manufacturer and operator information.
- Search by aircraft name. This can be further filtered by type and variant designation, if any.
- Search by country and name of primary manufacturer, as well as operators.
- Search by powerplant installed.
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Help Vertipedia grow!Vertipedia currently contains data on 327 aircraft and 203 powerplants. 183 organizations are also represented, including manufacturers, operators and design authorities.
Aircraft of the MonthThe Aircraft of the Month for May is the Bell XV-15 TRRA .
The XV-15 tilt rotor technology demonstrator was the culmination of efforts begun in the early 1950s to produce an aircraft that could take off, land, and hover like a helicopter, but with the speed of an airplane. The rotor pylons tilt from vertical to horizontal to eliminate the speed barriers imposed on conventional helicopters by retreating-blade stall. They allowed the XV-15 to operate at speeds of over 450 km/hr (at sea level).
Ship 2 is in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Udvar-Hazy Center).
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Join the discussion!Share your expert opinions, or read the opinions of others, in our discussion forums. Here's some of the latest talk on Vertipedia's aircraft:
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