EVALUATION OF THE TILT ROTOR CONCEPT: THE XV-15'S ROLE
This paper explores the need for an aircraft combining the efficient VTOL capability of a helicopter with the efficient high speed characteristics of a fixed wing turboprop. The ability of the tilt rotor concept to fill this requirement and examples as to its potential usefulness in both military and civil missions is discussed. The status of the current Army/NASA/Bell XV-15 program and its role in providing the viability of the concept is reviewed.
- AGARD Conference Proceeding No. 233: Rotorcraft Design; Paper presented at Flight Mech Panel Symposium, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California, May 16-19, 1977.
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- Brown Jr, J H
- Edenborough, H K
- Wernicke, K G
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Airplanes; Civil aircraft; Helicopters; Military aircraft; Rotors; Tiltrotor aircraft; VTOL aircraft
- Identifier Terms: Bell aircraft
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00180428
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: AGARD Paper 16 Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM