Aren't they the same - http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1222.msg25898.html#msg25898yasotay said:The third is obviously an attack TR. I think it was the final work on a Army project to do rapid assembly rotorcraft. That is however a guess on my part.
An "SV-22" (see Hesham's first post yesterday was seriously considered early on for a number of reasons. Two of the big ones were to get the broad geographical coverage necessary to deal with the expected high speed subs under development by the Soviet Union prior to its collapse, especially when there was no CV around. The second concern was it may have been the only practical way to search for Typhoon and other SLBM subs operating under the icehesham said:And notice the ASW variant;
When the D266 didn't "fly" as a government-funded program, Bell initiated a scaled-down version as the Model 300 on IR&D funds. It was to be powered by two PT6s and resulted in the 25-foot diameter rotor and gearbox proposed for the Model 301 in response to the NASA/Army RFP for a Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft. The Model 301 was powered by two T53s to meet the one-engine-inoperative requirement and was designated XV-15.hesham said:Hi,
The AVLABS-Bell compound helicopter is unknown to me.