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  • Bell V-280 Valor

    Derived from V-22 Osprey

    Bell V-280 Valor

    The V-280 Valor is Bell's third generation tilt-rotor designed for the the US Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) / Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme which search for a UH-60 Black Hawk replacement from 2030. The V-280 will cruise at 280kts (519km/h) carrying 11 passengers with a mission radius of over 250nm (463km). Prototype performed first flight on December 18, 2017.

    Main contender will be Sikorsky/Boeing Defiant based on X-2 technology.

    Lockheed-Martin joined the V-280 team on September 2013 but its acquisition of Sikorsky on October 2015 may actually cause some contractual changes.

    On August 2019, prototype reached over 300 knots speed.


    Engine: 2 x GE T64-GE-419 4750 shp
    Capacity: 4 + 14
    Length: (m) 20
    Height: (m) 7
    Blades: 6
    Rotor diam.: (m) 11
    Disc area: (m2)
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 15000     Max: 26000
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 519
    Range: (km) 1200
    Ceiling: (m) 1800
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)

    Derivatives & Versions

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    List of Operators of Bell V-280 Valor

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    Construction Numbers on database of V-280 Valor or its versions

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    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    60105 2017 US N280BH
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