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BELL V-280 Valor (N280BH)

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Bell V-280 Valor high speed pass during the Alliance Airshow 2019

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sparkie624
Very interesting.... Have not seen that one before... thanks for sharing.
Alan Brown
Thanks for the photo. Wonder if it is a possible replacement for the OV-22?
Owen Booth
Tilt rotor are the ultimate IMHO, flexibility, versatility of a chopper, with the flight efficiency (once transitioned to horizontal flight) of a fixed wing. Marvelous stuff!
DON MCLAIN
Great shot!!!
Dennis Surek
Beautiful design. Look how far away the engines are. Should make them quieter. Look at the size of the windows. Passengers get an excellent view. Says "high speed pass", wonder what that was.
Michael McGrath
Supposed to be less wear and tear, because on this, the engines remain in place and only the rotors and drive shafts tilt. Great picture.
ken kemper
Timothy.......

Amazing shot / Neat Aircraft
Charlie Gibbs
I wonder what Vmc is on a beast like that...
skylab72
Alan Brown, Nope, Different size class, different mission profiles.
skylab72
Charlie Gibbs, Velocity? Zero, it can hover like a helicopter. Visibility? Zero fully instrument rated.
Tim Erickson
Beautiful Shot! Beautiful Plane!
I think the Navy could use this platform for ASW. It would be both MH-60 and S-3 at the same time!
adelma
Vmc? Don't even think about it!! Fortunately either engine can drive both props, so Vmc SHOULD never be an issue!
Doug Cook
An image of same, with props fully transitioned, please!
Colin Seftel
From Wikipedia:
On 5 June 2013, Bell Helicopter announced that the V-280 Valor design had been selected by the US Army for the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) phase. The JMR-TD phase is the technology demonstration precursor to Future Vertical Lift (FVL). The Army classified the offering as a Category I proposal, meaning it is a well-conceived, scientifically or technically sound proposal pertinent to program goals and objectives with applicability to Army mission needs, offered by a responsible contractor with the competent scientific and technical staff supporting resources required to achieve results. JMR-TD contracts were expected to be awarded in September 2013, with flights scheduled for 2017.

Performance
Cruise speed: 320 mph (520 km/h, 280 kn)
Combat range: 580–920 mi (930–1,480 km, 500–800 nmi)
Ferry range: 2,400 mi (3,900 km, 2,100 nmi)
Service ceiling: 6,000 ft (1,800 m) ; in hover out of ground effect at 95 °F (35 °C)
Disk loading: 16[52] lb/sq ft (78 kg/m2)
LES ELDER
Impressive, great picture, never saw this aircraft before.
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