The American company Bell Helicopter has introduced full-size mock promising tiltrotor V-280 Valor, design which is in the interests of the U.S. Army project JMR-TD.
As reported by Flightglobal, presentation layout was accomplished at the conference of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington October 21, 2013. Due to the layout of the military were able to familiarize themselves with exemplary external appearance V-280 and the inner assembly.
Presentation of the project promising tiltrotor accomplished in the midst of the United States in April 2013. According to the preparatory declared data, the new aircraft will be able to do fly at speeds up to 518.6 kilometers per hour, and its combat radius will reach 1.5 thousand kilometers in ferry range of 3.9 thousand kilometers.
In konvertoplanov V-280 will be applied electric remote control system in triplicate channels. Machine receives a retractable landing gear, two side door width of 1.8 meters and any V-shaped tail. Hallmark of Valor also become motionless placing engines in which to enter the airplane flight mode will only rotate propellers.
First, in October 2013 the U.S. Army lured to the project JMR-TD four companies. Besides Bell Helicopter contracts for the development of high-speed multi-purpose helicopters — technology demonstrator got company AVX Aircraft, Karem Aircraft and Sikorsky. First flight tests of prototypes and new helicopters konvertoplanov scheduled for 2017.