V-280 & other current (non V-22) Tilt Rotor Aircraft

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    Well for resupply possible but V247 is aimed to be totally unmanned.
    A few actually.
    http://www.navyrecognition.com/inde...minary-work-on-v-280-valor-naval-variant.html
    The aim should be obvious, a Naval/Marine variant that can be compacted down for sea basing
    https://breakingdefense.com/2018/08/bell-pushes-v-280-gunship-shipboard-variants-recon-in-works/
    Inverted tail structure and a V22 style folding system.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Well it's what happens when you have an evolution of the design.
    Osprey was a second generation tiltrotor evolved from decades of first generation prototypes especially the XV15 it's almost that early versions were just scaled up XV15s. V22 however kept getting improved along its history. Basically the Marines kept trying to shoe horn a Prototype aircraft into service eventually it worked.
    V280 Valor is the product of lessons learned across the V22 program, same for AW609.
     
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    ... as in http://www.g2mil.com/scandal.htm
     
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    G2mil is sensationalism at it's finest. If you listen to him the M113 (which was never named Gavin) was the finest creation of man ever it's a boat it's a APC, its a fighter capable of air superiority because I mounted wings on the side.
     
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    G2mil is still a fun read though. I find myself agreeing with him with regards to some things. But yeah it is really hyperbolic.
     
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    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...ardo-helicopters-advances-on-next-gen-455699/
     
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    https://defence-blog.com/news/bell-...ne-designs-for-v-280-and-v-247-platforms.html
    Interesting. Not sure what to make of this I thought that both Valor and Vigilant would use the GE T901 ITEP.
    Rolls Royce Holdings manufactures the T406 used by the Osprey and the in joint venture the MRT390 used in the Tiger helicopter. They also make the lift can fan of the F35B.
    Perhaps they intend to offer an Export power plant? Or maybe some part of the transmission systems?.
     
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