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I'm still convinced that a patent drawing is not an illustration of a project.
It's only a drawing made for the better understanding of an invention...
 

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Paul, sometimes that's true, sometimes, when an "ornamental design" is cited, the patent tries to cover the actual project (see for example the numerous Alexander Kartveli's patents, they are all well identifiable Republic projects). Patent hunting can give very interesting results on projects often seen only as arts (the late Fairchild Republic studies, for example, post-A.10).
 

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Marco,

In a certain way this make sence if it concerns 'ornamental designs'
who are related to known aeronautical companies or designers.
In that case , mostly, more information is available from other
publications.(for exemple the Lockheed model 30)

I'm only afraid that the forum will be 'spoiled ' with an avallance of
dreamed up ideas without any serious background ...
 

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has anyone any idea about what was that amazing fighter design ?
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Bell D-139 (Vertiburner design). It is described on Scott Lowther's APR Volume 2, Number 3.
 

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pometablava said:
Bell D-139 (Vertiburner design). It is described on Scott Lowther's APR Volume 2, Number 3.

Is this related to the XF-109 programme??
 

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Is this related to the XF-109 programme??

Yes it is.

From APR:

By 1951 Bell produced Model D-109 Convertoplane Fighter which is thought to be Bell's competitor to Lockheed XFV-1, Convair XFY-1 and others for US Navy VTOL fighter competition.

Bell produced D-139 fighter design in 1955 (it seems that it was a private study...Scott am I right?)

In 1957, when the Navy began a contest to design a VTOL fighter, Bell won the competition thanks to its experience from D-109, ATV, X-14 and D-139 studies. It was the D-188 which was designated F-109.
 

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BTW, hesham's first post in this topic corresponds to Bell Model D-109 ;)
 

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pometablava said:
BTW, hesham's first post in this topic corresponds to Bell Model D-109 ;)

Of course the Bell project could be seen as direct ancestor for the German VJ-101C of mid-60s...
 

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Of course the Bell project could be seen as direct ancestor for the German VJ-101C of mid-60s...

I don't know whether it exist any relation between both projects or it is a case of evolutive convergence (unconnected species + similar environmental conditions = similar adaptative response).

I'm fascinated with aerospace evolutive behaviour ::)
 

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pometablava said:
I don't know whether it exist any relation between both projects or it is a case of evolutive convergence (unconnected species + similar environmental conditions = similar adaptative response).

Do You mean something like Concorde-Tu 144 similarities??
Or Shuttle-Buran??
 

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Do You mean something like Concorde-Tu 144 similarities??
Or Shuttle-Buran??

Nice observation ;)

Well, archipeppe, I suspect we should add a "3rd member" into the equation for both designs althoug their designers officialy denied that circumstance. We could find many more examples with "3 equation members", not only West-Est but also West-West or even rival companies from the same country.

If members are interested we could open a Topic about it in the Bar


Cheers,

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Thank you my dears,

and anther beautiful tailless aircraft,it was designed for Bell by
H. L. Bowers in 1943.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=GRJxAAAAEBAJ&pg=PP1&dq=Bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&num=100#PPP1,M1
 

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Hi,

I didn't see that design of helicopter before
to Bell.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=PYReAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA3&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&num=100
 

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Hi,

the Bell designed a new jet fighter in 1942.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=9mJxAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA1945&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&as_drrb_ap=q&as_minm_ap=1&as_miny_ap=2007&as_maxm_ap=1&as_maxy_ap=2007&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=1&as_miny_is=2007&as_maxm_is=1&as_maxy_is=2007&num=100#PPA1946,M1
 

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Hi,

the Bell Aerospace Corporation designed that beautiful aircraft
in 1966.
http://www.google.com/patents?id=t7FvAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA1&dq=Bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&as_drrb_ap=q&as_minm_ap=1&as_miny_ap=2007&as_maxm_ap=1&as_maxy_ap=2007&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=1&as_miny_is=2007&as_maxm_is=1&as_maxy_is=2007&num=100#PPA1,M1
 

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Hi,


http://www.google.com/patents?id=ASdxAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA3&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&hl=en&ei=sm1jTtqXA4Wg4gSWsoSrCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCsQ6AEwADgo#v=onepage&q&f=true
http://www.google.com/patents?id=GaliAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA6&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&hl=en&ei=rW1jTvaqI5TE4gSN39meCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=true
http://www.google.com/patents?id=kTVLAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA5&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&hl=en&ei=rW1jTvaqI5TE4gSN39meCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.google.com/patents?id=1r5yAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA4&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&hl=en&ei=029jTuiRPMLN4QTul9S2Cg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAjgo#v=onepage&q&f=true
http://www.google.com/patents?id=YtBSAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA4&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&hl=en&ei=rW1jTvaqI5TE4gSN39meCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=true
http://www.google.com/patents?id=5CZxAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA3&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&hl=en&ei=QHFjTve-J-rR4QSL1u3ACg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CD0Q6AEwBjgo#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.google.com/patents?id=5yZxAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA3&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&hl=en&ei=wHFjTvnNH8Lk4QT5-fDICg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDoQ6AEwBTgo#v=onepage&q&f=true
http://www.google.com/patents?id=5SZxAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA3&dq=bell+aircraft+corporation+airplane&hl=en&ei=QHJjToqsIvOK4gTSz8SmCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBzgo#v=onepage&q&f=true
 

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Good stuff, Hesham! ;D

That tailless jet fighter looks a lot like the Japanese Kayaba Katsuodori.
 

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Here is an attempt at recapitulating the Bell patents available online. A few remarks:
  • The assignee is Bell Aircraft Corporation from 1938 to 1959, and the Bell Aerospace Corporation from 1960 onwards.
  • I have only listed the patents that relate to aircraft or helicopter designs, not parts or mechanism.
  • I have attempted, wherever possible, to associate the patent with the model or design number. Mistakes possible!
  • The date in the first column is NOT the date of creation or submission, only the date of patent approval.
  • Patents with the "Re." prefix were reissued following some change in contents.
  • To view the six-digit patents on line, add the number (without spaces) like this www.google.com/patents/USD******
  • To view the seven-digit patents on line, add the number (without spaces) like this www.google.com/patents/US*******


APPROVEDNUMBERTITLEAPPLICANTSTYPE REPRESENTED
1940122 564AirplaneRobert J. Woods Bell Airabonita ?
19412 242 198Nacelle ConstructionRobert J. Woods Bell Airacuda (FM-1)
1942133 126AirplaneRobert J. Woods Bell 19, Bell 20 (P-59)
1943135 434HelicopterRobert J. Woods Bell 30
1943136 580AirplaneRobert J. Woods Bell 32 / D-6 (P-77)
19432 335 822AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers
19452 368 698Helicopter AircraftArthur M. Young
19452 382 460AircraftArthur M. Young Bell 50 Convert-O-Plane
1945141 292AirplaneHarland M. Poyer Bell Kingcobra (P-63)
1945141 669AirplaneHarland M. Poyer
1945141 670AirplaneHarland M. Poyer, Edgar P. Rhodes
1946143 706AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers
1946143 707AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers Bell 1 Airacuda (FM-1)
1946143 729AirplaneRandolph F. Hall, Edgar P. Rhodes
1946143 730AirplaneRandolph F. Hall, Edgar P. Rhodes
1946143 731AirplaneRandolph F. Hall, Edgar P. Rhodes
1946143 732AirplaneRandolph F. Hall, Edgar P. Rhodes
1946143 758AirplaneEdgar P. Rhodes
1946143 759AirplaneEdgar P. Rhodes, Randolph F. Hall
1946144 023AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers, Robert A. WolfBell 27 Airacomet (P-59)
1946144 024AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers, Harland M. Poyer
1946144 025AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers, Robert A. Wolf
1946144 026AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers, Robert A. WolfBell 27 Airacomet (P-59)
1946144 027AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers, Robert A. Wolf
1946144 028AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers, Robert A. Wolf
1946144 686AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers, Robert A. Wolf
1946144 933AirplaneHarland M. Poyer Bell 27 Airacomet (P-59)
1946145 909AirplaneRoy J. Sandstrom
1946146 072AirplaneHerbert L. Bowers Bell 40 (P-83)
1946146 162AirplaneRobert J. Woods Bell 44 (X-1)
1948150 186HelicopterArthur M. Young Bell 48 (R-12)
1948151 298HelicopterFrank L. Sutton Bell 30
19492 463 351Aircraft, Undercarriage ThereforHerbert L. Bowers
1951162 773HelicopterCharles Barr, Thomas J. HarrimanBell 54 (R-15)
19522 613 887Aircraft with Radar AntennaRobert J. Woods
1953170 393AirplaneRobert J. Woods (forerunner of D-188A)
1955174 400AirplaneRoy J. Sandstrom, Robert M. Stanley(similar to Bell X-2)
1955174 404AirplaneRobert J. Woods Bell 60 (X-5)
1955176 028AircraftRobert L. Lichten Bell 200 (V-3)
1957179 629HelicopterJay Robert Duppstadt Bell 47 Ranger (R-13)
1957179 661HelicopterPaul M. Schroeder Bell 47 Ranger (R-13)
19572 814 451Convertible AircraftEugene L. Turner
1957181 643AircraftLuell M. Graham Bell D216
1957181 850AircraftLuell M. Graham Bell 204 (H-40 / HU-1 Iroquois)
1958182 524AircraftFrank William Kux Bell 67 'Bald Eagle' (X-16)
1959186 962AircraftFrank William Kux Bell D188
1960189 438AirplaneEdward Y. Sing, Charles M. Sperazz, Sr.Bell D181
19623 061 242Automatic Control ApparatusMitchell Zurawinski, Charles M. Sperazz, Sr.Bell D181
1962193 370AircraftJohn R. Mertens Bell 205 (H-1)
1963194 817AircraftVincent B. Paxhia, Emerson W. StevensBell D2022
1963194 960Air Cushion VehicleKenneth G. Wernicke, Rodney K. Wernicke
1963196 088Ground Effect VehiclePaul C. Emmons
1963196 212Ground Effect VehicleJohn Bradley Chaplin Bell Carabao
1963196 213AircraftVincent B. Paxhia, Edward Y. Sing, Emerson W. StevensBell D2022 (X-22)
1963196 763Rotary Wing AircraftLuell M. Graham Bell D250
19643 132 590Missile with Separable ComponentsRandolph F. Hall
19643 132 825Space-Atmosphere VehicleRobert S. Postle
19643 149 798Individual Flight DeviceWendell F. Moore
19643 149 799Individual PropulsionJohn K. Hulbert
1965200 826Ground Effect MachineFrancis P. Bassett, John B. Chaplin, Thomas Desmond Earl
19653 173 509Air Cushion Supported VehicleKenneth G. Wernicke, Rodney K. Wernicke, Wesley L. Cresap
19653 174 573Ground Effect VehicleJohn Bradley Chaplin Bell Carabao
19653 205 960Ground Effect MachineCharles M. Sperazz, Sr.
1966205 110HelicopterJay Robert Duppstadt, Charles M. SeibelBell 209 HueyCobra (AH-1)
19663 243 144Personnel Propulsion UnitJohn K. Hulbert, Wendell F. Moore
19663 261 420Ground Effect MachinePhilip S. Schmidt
19663 275 270Aircraft with Ground Effect Landing GearThomas Desmond Earl, Wilfred James EggingtonBell ACLS (on Lockheed Hercules)
1967206 734HelicopterPaul Kesling Bell 206 JetRanger (H-57)
19673 327 800Air Cushion Vehicle Trunk SystemAlbrecht V. Huegel
19673 334 701Ground Effect VehicleJohn Bradley Chaplin Bell Carabao
19683 373 836Air Cushion Vehicle Stabilizing MeansJohn Bradley Chaplin Bell Carabao
19683 381 917Personnel Flying DeviceWendell F. Moore, Edward G. Ganczak
19683 404 852Trailing Rotor ConvertiplaneKenneth W. Sambell, John A. De ToreBell D262
1970Re. 26756Personnel Flying DeviceWendell F. Moore, Edward G. Ganczak
1970Re. 26812Aircraft with Ground Effect Landing GearThomas Desmond Earl, Wilfred James EggingtonBell ACLS (on Lockheed Hercules)
 

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"Bell Awarded Patent for Twin-Tail Tiltrotor"

Source:
http://helihub.com/2013/02/11/bell-awarded-patent-for-twin-tail-tiltrotor/

1 Feb, 13

WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization has recently published details of an application from Bell for "An aft-loading aircraft with a twin T-tail assembly is provided. In one example embodiment, the aft-loading aircraft includes a fuselage portion having an aft opening with a cargo door, a first and second vertical stabilizer attached to the fuselage portion, and, a horizontal stabilizer transversely attached to the first and second vertical stabilizers."

The patent was filed under Application No. PCT/US2011/044937 in July 2011 and approved with reference WO/2013/015765 on 1st February. The patent was also in the name of a Bell Senior Staff Engineer, John Brunken of Coleyville in Texas.

Jeremy Parkin - HeliHub.com

Patent:
http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/WO2013015765
 

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Bell Flying Wing Design of 1943

Herbert L. Bowers - designer of the XP-83, designed this Flying Wing in 1943. -SP
 

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Re: Bell Flying Wing Design of 1943

My dear Steve,


we have it here;
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2776.msg180305.html#msg180305
 

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Re: Bell Flying Wing Design of 1943

hesham said:
My dear Steve,


we have it here;
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2776.msg180305.html#msg180305
You're right, Hesham - I missed it somehow. Thanks! -SP
 

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Hi,


http://www.google.com/patents/US8251305
 

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Three-engine P-59?... See pdf. -SP
 

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Interesting, nice find.
 

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Filed in 2009, looks like a civilian version of the early concepts that we saw from Bell Helicopter that would become the Bell V-280 Valor.
 

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Triton said:
"Bell Awarded Patent for Twin-Tail Tiltrotor"

Source:
http://helihub.com/2013/02/11/bell-awarded-patent-for-twin-tail-tiltrotor/

1 Feb, 13

WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization has recently published details of an application from Bell for "An aft-loading aircraft with a twin T-tail assembly is provided. In one example embodiment, the aft-loading aircraft includes a fuselage portion having an aft opening with a cargo door, a first and second vertical stabilizer attached to the fuselage portion, and, a horizontal stabilizer transversely attached to the first and second vertical stabilizers."

The patent was filed under Application No. PCT/US2011/044937 in July 2011 and approved with reference WO/2013/015765 on 1st February. The patent was also in the name of a Bell Senior Staff Engineer, John Brunken of Coleyville in Texas.

Jeremy Parkin - HeliHub.com

Patent:
http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/WO2013015765
I'm given to understand that this is a step on the road to what has become the V-280.
 

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US2516671 is primarily concerned with engine placement on the P-59 but if you scroll down to Page 8 of that pdf, you will find a pretty interesting 4-engine design.
USD144686 and USD144026 both contain variations on the P-59 configuration different to the ones displayed upthread.

 

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Patent on the I-tail empennage of the Bell YAH-63:

 

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