V-280 Valor undergoing ground trials at Amarillo

V-280 Valor undergoing ground trials at Amarillo 4 Sep, 17, Source: HeliHub.com

Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor prototype is currently going through its ground trials at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Centre, Texas. The prototype is intended to replace the US Army’s Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks and Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters. Bell promises that the Valor will have twice the speed and range of current helicopters. It has a V-tail, rectracable landing gear, two GE T64 turboshaft engines and an external sling that can take up to 12,000 lbs to 10,500 lbs, reports Aviation Analysist.

 

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