Aircraft No. 2 (tail number 4148) was the modified configuration with 2-blade rotors. which were implemented following the crash of XV-3 (Ship 1) in late summer of 1956. Other modifications from Ship 1 included reducing the rotor diameter to 23ft, addind stiffening to the wings thriugh struts under each wing and a stiffer control system.
This aircraft was eventually completely restored by Bell employees and is now on display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton Ohio.
For a description of the Type see the XV-3 Type page entry.
Design authority: Bell Aircraft Corporation
Primary manufacturer: Bell Aircraft Corporation
Parent type: Bell Model 200/XV-3
Aircraft status: No longer flying
VTOL type: Convertiplane
Compound type: N/A
Lift devices: 2 in Tilt shaft configuration
Crew required: 1 in Single seater arrangement
Landing gear: Skids (retractable)