Bell Tilt-Rotor Projects from NASA Ames website

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Nice images of a variety of Bell Tilt-rotor projects courtesy of NASA Ames Imaging Library System (http://ails.arc.nasa.gov)
 

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Thanks Paul for that beautiful pics

Any possibility to get model numbers, design date, etc...?

AC86-0035-1sm.jpg and AC86-0140-21sm.jpg are really interesting
 
The pic names are the same as on the original site (take off the "sm" bit) so you can visit there to find out anything. No always very useful though. First two numbers are year of publication I think.

AC86-0035-1
Date: 01/17/86
Civil Tilt Rotor Commuter Aircraft concepts by Boeing/Bell


AC86-0140-21
Date: 02/17/86
Tilt Rotor and Tilt Wing Concepts: Bell-Boeing and Bell-Textron; shown is the Tilt Wing Light Intratheater

AC86-0140-22
Date: 02/17/86
Tilt Rotor and Tilt Wing Concepts: Bell-Boeing and Bell-Textron: shown is the Multimission Transport Rescue
 
Thanks for these. I guess it is true what someone said in another thread, that Bell-Boeing does not need engineers for new Tilt-rotor designs, just a good librarian.
 
Nice artist's impression of the Bell BAT. I had only ever seen a single picture of the mockup with rotors trimmed.
Thanks!
 
That picture of the BAT brings back memories. As a young Lieutenant of the Air Cavalry I made a trip to Ft. Worth and actually got to touch the mock up. I used to have a picture of me and some of my buddies standing next to it with huge grins on our faces because we had visions of actually flying Army green versions of the thing. We actually got to see the XV-15 flying too. Comanche was still LHX and the sky was the limit. Here I am long retired and tilt-rotors are still struggling to climb out of negativity and Sikorsky's X-2 demonstrator is "new & exciting" technology.

*sigh*
 
From Aviation magazine 1987.
 

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From Aviation magazine 1989.
 

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