Saturday, April 20, 2019

Bell V-280 Flies 322 MPH: Army Secretary Praises Program

Bell V-280 Valor
Aircraft model


The Bell V-280 Valor is a tiltrotor aircraft being developed by Bell and Lockheed Martin for the United States Army's Future Vertical Lift program. The aircraft was officially unveiled at the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America's Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas.
Top speed: 322 mph
Range: 2,417 mi
Length: 66′
First flight: December 18, 2017
Engine type: General Electric T64
Manufacturers: Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin


Tim Gow said...

Is it basically a pointy Osprey?

Don M said...

it's way smaller than the Osprey, the army only likes to risk a squad sized element in it's vehicles!

Tim Gow said...

So if it's half the size maybe it'll only take 10 years to enter service?

Don M said...

about right lol