The Bell Aircraft XV-3 "Convertiplane," precursor to the Osprey, is tested in Hurst, Texas.
Texas United States USA Date:1955, August 11 Duration:1 min 4 sec Sound:Yes
The Bell XV-3 (Bell 200) tiltrotor aircraft, s/n 54-147, is tested in Hurst, Texas on August 11, 1954. This was the first of what would become a long line of Bell 'Osprey' tiltrotor planes. Bell Chief Test Pilot Floyd Carlson sits in the cockpit of the XV-3, also known as the "Convertiplane." Another man stands beside the cockpit and talks to Carlson. Wide shot shows the XV-3 hovering in front of the Bell Aircraft Corp. building. Three blade rotors mounted on the ends of the wing.
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