Aircraft No. 2 (tail number 4148) was the modified configuration with 2-blade rotors. which were implemented following the crash of Ship #1 in late summer of 1956.

 

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.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Bell Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Bell Aircraft Corporation

Parent type: Bell Model 200/XV-3

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Convertiplane

Compound type: N/A

Lift configuration: Tilt shaft (x2)

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Skids (retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 4.04 m (13.3 ft)

Overall Width: 15.24 m (50.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: P&W R-985-AN-1 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney

Take-off / rated power: 336 kW (450 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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