aircraft ID: what is this tilt-rotor vehicle?

aircraft ID: what is this tilt-rotor vehicle?

Joined: May 3rd, 2018, 5:40 pm

May 29th, 2018, 1:21 pm #1

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...

Thanks. Cheers.
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Joined: July 29th, 2005, 2:12 pm

May 29th, 2018, 2:43 pm #2

New Iranian stealth fighter?
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Joined: February 8th, 2007, 4:03 pm

May 29th, 2018, 11:35 pm #3

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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Joined: May 3rd, 2018, 5:40 pm

May 30th, 2018, 9:10 am #4

Ah, yes.  Looks like the same place! That would explain a great deal of intrigue.  Thanks for the reply and your posting of additional photo. Cheers.
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