Got sent a (jpg) of "an old VTOL" type (mock-up?) tilt-rotor vehicle in a museum near Chicago, IL. Not a lot of detail other than it appeared to be made out of fiberglass. Does anyone know what this is? Feel free to post...
(Update): ADDITIONAL "Whiffy" ARTWORK (VTOL)
I located an unusual "concept" / "whiffy" color print of American Aircraft Corporation VTOL concept called 'Patriot'. This dates from early 1970's, and appears to be VTOL thought-process, pre-dating XV-15 NASA / U.S. Army 1980's research vehicle. Not sure whatever happened to this concept, however, thought folks may want to see thread? Hope it adds.
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Re: aircraft ID: what is this tilt-rotor vehicle?
That's at the Russell Military Museum in Zion, IL. I visited there and took this picture of the forward end of this thing (it has cockpits at both ends) about 10 years ago.. The museum website lists it merely as "Russian Tilt Rotor Prototype". A quick look around the internet turned up nothing that looks like this apart from the museum display. I had been under the impression that it was a movie prop.
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