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Bell BAT

In 1984, the Bell Advanced Tilt Rotor (or BAT) was a lightweight advanced, single seat, tilt-rotor aircraft proposed by Bell in response to the US Army's Light Helicopter Experimental programme (LHX) Development of the BAT had to be abandoned due to new LHX requirements, especially in the matter of weight (LHX had to be under 3150kg). The BAT was a small aircraft, with a butterfly tail unit, that would have had the following characteristics:

A.J.Pelletier "Bell Aircraft since 1935", 1992

Bell BAT

Technical data for Bell BAT

Take-off weight: 3620kg, maximum speed at 4270m: 563km/h, hover ceiling outside ground effect: 3050m, ferry range: 3890km, armament: 4 x Hellfire anti-tank missiles, 4 x Stinger air-to-air missiles

Syd Hywyn, e-mail, 17.11.2017reply

Hello I'm tryin to design my own VTOL aircraft but I need a base> this thuis aircraft is a good start does anyone have more specs on this aircraft?

BATman, e-mail, 28.05.2014reply

The technical data Vastly understates the armament load the BAT could carry.

minecraft dude, e-mail, 23.04.2013reply

this is a awesome aircraft i am so going to do my project on this helicopter

Tony Snow, e-mail, 08.04.2010reply

This is a beautiful aircraft, is there a way to buy the blueprints? lol, but this craft is the future of Army aviation. Is there any more of this craft around in a museum or something?

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