Boeing Vertol BV-160 tilt-rotor aircraft

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And may be it was this aircraft.
 

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Finally,

the Boeing Vertol Model-160.

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=AD904089&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf
 

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My guess is that there are three different Boeing Vertol tilt rotor designs above. The first small crude picture resembles the 222, which was Boeing's proposal for the NASA-Army Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft program that resulted in the Bell Helicopter XV-15. It combined a Boeing tilt rotor wing/propulsion system with a Mitsubishi MU-2 fuselage. The combat rescue artists concept is similar to the 222 but probably a bit larger with a new fuselage. The wind tunnel picture appears to be a much larger transport-class aircraft with a T tail and is presumably the BV 160 since the caption identifies it as such.
 

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Tailspin Turtle said:
My guess is that there are three different Boeing Vertol tilt rotor designs above. The first small crude picture resembles the 222, which was Boeing's proposal for the NASA-Army Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft program that resulted in the Bell Helicopter XV-15. It combined a Boeing tilt rotor wing/propulsion system with a Mitsubishi MU-2 fuselage. The combat rescue artists concept is similar to the 222 but probably a bit larger with a new fuselage. The wind tunnel picture appears to be a much larger transport-class aircraft with a T tail and is presumably the BV 160 since the caption identifies it as such.

I would tend to think like you, except the first pic is ALSO labeled "Model 160"... Mind you, there could be a whole array of very different-looking designs under the same generic project number, Boeing are very good at that...
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
Mind you, there could be a whole array of very different-looking designs under the same generic project number, Boeing are very good at that...

You can say that again!
 

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Finally, a clear picture of what the Vertol 160 (Boeing BV-160) design looked like. Basically, a tilt-rotor with a Chinook-like fuselage.

Source: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720018375_1972018375.pdf
 

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Hi,


and from AIAA;


http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/3.60239
 

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So BV 160 looks like what happens if you take a CH-47 fuselage and put a tilt rotor on it.
 

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yasotay said:
So BV 160 looks like what happens if you take a CH-47 fuselage and put a tilt rotor on it.


I think so,my dear Yasotay.
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19680624/77/2
 

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Hi,

https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/735633.pdf
 

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