Bell V-280 goes into first cruise flight

Bell’s experimental V-280 Valor has made its first cruise flight. A video released by the company shows the tilt-rotor aircraft flying with its propellers tilted to forward for the first time on May 11 at the company’s Amarillo, Texas facility, where it reached a top speed of 190 knots (218 mph, 352 km/h). The Valor is being developed as part of the US Department of Defense’s Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) initiative…
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