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Various Bell tilt-rotor projects

VictorXL188

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Further to the artwork of the camo XV-15 posted above, let me present you with two pics of the XV-15 during service evaluations. The first pic shows Bell XV-15 (mfr 024615) during shipboard suitability trials on board USS Tripoli (LHD 10). The second shows Army demonstration flights when the XV-15 was indeed painted in a camo scheme. Both pics sourced from SDASM.
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While I appreciate the inclusion, I'm not sure my teenage fan art is qualified to be here.
 

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Can anyone ID this TR? its probably an early Bell design, although the pusher props confused me. Any ideas?

Of course this cannot be a pusher prop concept because it would fly backwards when rotors are tilted down. I assume the rotors are stowed streamlined in the rear facing pods.
 

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Hi,

was this a Bell D-262 or not ?.
 

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