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 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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