Next Gen Tiltrotor: Valor

Helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft
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Unread post18 Apr 2013, 23:45

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/ ... px?ID=1112

The engine pods are kind of interesting. They don't tilt with the rotors, and don't seem to have the IR signature reducers.
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Unread post27 Apr 2013, 02:40

count_to_10 wrote:http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=1112

The engine pods are kind of interesting. They don't tilt with the rotors, and don't seem to have the IR signature reducers.


To tilt the engines or not to tilt has always been a close decision. On the V-22 they tilt in order to reduce weight, but it was a close call in the design phase. Earlier in the evolution of what became the V-280, the engines did in fact tilt.
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Unread post27 Apr 2013, 05:10

Why isn't the V-22 good enough for the Army?
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Unread post29 Apr 2013, 21:35

PhillyGuy wrote:Why isn't the V-22 good enough for the Army?


It's bigger than what they need for this role. Army was originally onboard for the program back in the day, but pulled out for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, USAF's objections to one of the main roles Army had planned for it. Further discussion would be more appropriate in other topic.
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Unread post08 May 2013, 06:09

PhillyGuy wrote:Why isn't the V-22 good enough for the Army?


Too big for utility, too small for heavy lift. Just right for the Marine Corps.
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Unread post08 May 2013, 20:49

bjr1028 wrote:
PhillyGuy wrote:Why isn't the V-22 good enough for the Army?


Too big for utility, too small for heavy lift. Just right for the Marine Corps.


Regarding heavy lift, interestingly the V-22 can lift a heavier payload than any helo in the West except the CH-47 and CH-53E. Of course, the Russian Mi-6, 10 and2 6 can lift more as well. It also holds the worlds speed record with an external load, demonstrating 10,000 lbs. at 220 knots.
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Unread post15 Jun 2013, 09:33

I'm make a new thread about the V-22 for US Army.
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Unread post28 Jun 2013, 23:17

Einstein got it backward: one cannot prevent a war without preparing for it.

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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 09:39

That seems more Halo level technology than what will really happen by 2050
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Unread post29 Jun 2013, 15:07

I think the helicopter/tiltrotor/quadrotor parts are doable. Probably not the plasma cannons.
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