03.09.2019
 Monograph Article

The History of

The XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft

Coming from Concept to Flight

Martin D. Maisel • Demonstration J. Giulianetti • Daniel C. Dugan

NASA SP-2000-4517

The History from the XV-15 Lean Rotor Research Aircraft: By Concept to Flight

Matn D. Maisel Demo M. Giulianetti and Daniel C. Dugan

Monographs in Jetstream History #17 The NASA History Series National Airline and Space Administration Office of Coverage and Programs NASA Record Division Wa, D. C. 2000

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Prologue....................................................... iii Dedication...................................................... v Acknowledgments............................................... vii Forewords...................................................... ix List of Numbers................................................. xiii Set of Acronyms............................................... xix Introduction..................................................... you Early Efforts..................................................... 4 XV-3 Program.................................................. 12 NASA-Army Co-operation......................................... 19 Building the Technology Base...................................... 20 Tilt Disc Research Plane Project Office............................ 28 Airplane Development............................................ 42 Navy Contribution............................................... 59 Trip Envelope Expansion........................................ 61 Airline flight Research................................................. 66 Incidents....................................................... 83 Paris Atmosphere Show.................................................. 88 Evaluations and Demonstrations.................................... 91 Crash......................................................... 98 The End of the Era.............................................. 75 XV-15 Project Summary......................................... 103 Epilogue...................................................... one zero five Appendix A Aircraft Points.................................. 115 Appendix B Key Personnel....................................... 133 Appendix C Chronology......................................... 140 Appendix G Awards and Records.................................. 154 Appendix Elizabeth Photo Gallery........................................ 157 Appendix F Bibliography of Lean Rotor Related Publications............. 164 About the Authors.............................................. 185 Index........................................................

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