Bell XV-3 (Ship 1)

 

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.

 

 

Attribution

Attribution
Overview
Parent type Model 200/XV-3
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority Bell Aircraft Corporation
Primary manufacturer Bell Aircraft Corporation
Key Characteristics
Operational status No longer flying
Crew 1
Seating arrangement Single seater
Configuration
VTOL type Convertiplane
Compound type N/A
Lift configuration Tilt shaft
Control device type None
Features
Number of engines 1
Number of propulsors 0
Number of lift devices 2
Number of control devices 0
Milestones associated with the Bell XV-3 (Ship 1)
1955 First flight of the Bell XV-3 tilt rotor (XV-3 Ship 1)

Bell XV-3 (Ship 1)

 

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Forum Proceedings related to the Bell XV-3 (Ship 1)

 

Vertiflite articles related to the Bell XV-3

Vertiflite, Fall 2006

Bell XV-3 Tiltrotor Restoration Complete -

 

 

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Aircraft Notes

Ref. Author(s) Title Source Date Type
2 Maisel M. D., Giulianetti, D. J., Dugan, D. C. The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft NASA SP-2000-4517, Monographs in Aerospace History # 17, The NASA Histories Series, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Policy and Plans, NASA History Division, Washington D.C. 2000 Website
  Very comprehensive and detailed report including dimensions, powerplant and performance. Also covers the design and development history of earlier tilt rotor projects.
237 Hohn R. Mertens, Charles E. Davis Wind Tunnel and Flight Testing the XV-3 Fixed-Wing VTOL AHS Forum 14 Proceedings April 16, 1958 Meeting paper or Presentation