Bell XV-15 (Model 301) Collection

Collection ID:
Bell (USA)
bulk 1976-2002
Physical Description:
1.83 Cubic feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following material relating to the Bell XV-15 Tilt Rotor: four binders containing Maintenance Task Analysis Records; one binder containing maintenance manuals, including TP-28-XV-15-2; and a packet of drawings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The XV-15 Tilt Rotor technology demonstrator was the culmination of efforts begun in the early 1950s to produce an aircraft that could take off, land, and hover like a helicopter, but with the speed of an airplane. The rotor pylons tilt from the vertical to horizontal to eliminate the speed barriers imposed on conventional helicopters by retreating-blade stall.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bell Helicopter / NASA, Gift, 2004

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Bell XV-15 (Model 301) Collection , Accession number 2005-0004, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151