Aircraft No. 1 (tail number 4147) was the early configuration with 3-blade rotors. First flight was conducted by Chief Pilot Floyd Carlson at the Fort Worth plant

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 devices: 2 in Tilt shaft configuration

Crew required: 1 in Single seater arrangement

Landing gear: Skids (retractable)

Key Characteristics

Data on key physical features

Aircraft Details

Data on aircraft configuration, weights, flight performance and equipment

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