This was a technology demonstrator aircraft built around a CH-47A airframe. The objective was to develop, and verify by flight test, improvements in Handling Qualities, Vibration, Noise and performance in 2 phases. In the second phase a wing was added to provide lift compounding.
VTOL type: Compound Helicopter
Compound type: Lift
Lift devices: 2 in Tandem (Fore/aft) configuration
Crew required: 2 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)