Bell XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Bell XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft at the Udvar-Hazy Center

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 could fly with the speed of an airplane.