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#AA-2006   1/72 scale  McDonnell XV-1 (XH-35) Convertiplane  Jet-blades rotor autogyro

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

20 resin parts

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Vac-formed canopy & Decal

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Span 110 mm

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Length 127 mm

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Unit price: US$30

Shipping charge: US$3.00@

Each model kit contents one set of canopy and one sheet of decal. Extra accessories of the canopy and decal can be side-order.

Extra decal

US$0.2

Extra canopy

US$1

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1951, the U.S. Army and the Air Force announced an requirement for development of convertiplane that a fixed-wing aircraft could also take off and landing vertically as a helicopter. McDonnell responded the competition with the XV-1 mock-up. Designed by Friedrich von Doblhoff who had pioneered the WNF 342 rotor-craft in Austria during WWII. The XV-1 was powered by a single piston engine that drove the two air compressors to power the 3-blades main rotor with tip-jet for vertical lift, and powered the two-bladed propeller at the fuselage rear for forward flight. McDonnell spent 22 months building the XV-1. It was also designated the XL-25 in the liaison category and the XH-35 in the helicopter category. The first prototype was test flown in 1954. The second prototype joined trail later and became the first rotor-craft to reach a speed of 320km/h in 1956. After the evaluation from the Air Force, its maximum speed capability was accomplished. The program was terminated in 1957.

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Experimental compound helicopter

To develop under convertiplane program by U.S. Army and U.S.A.F.

26ft.

30ft.

10ft.9in.

1x Continental R-975-19 radial piston

445 mph

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Model References

The McDonnell XV-1 / XH-35 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S. helicopter 1946 ~ present

Firestone XH-9 (XR-9)

Kellett XH-10 (XR-10)

Rotorcraft XH-11 (XR-11) Dragonfly

Bell YH-12

Bell H-13 Sioux

Bell XH-15

Piaseki YH-16 Transporter

Hughes XH-17 Flying Crane

Sikorsky YH-18

Sikorsky H-19A Chickasaw

McDonnell XH-20 Little Henry

Piasecki H-21 Work Horse

Kaman OH-22 (K-225)

Hiller OH-23 Raven

Seibel YH-24 Skyhawk

Piasecki H-25 Army Mule

American XH-26 Jet Jeep

Piasecki XH-27 (YH-16A)

Hughes XH-28

McDonnell XH-29 (XH-20A)

McCulloch YH-30

Doman YH-31

Hiller YH-32 Hornet

Bell XH-33 (XV-3) Convertiplane

Sikorsky CH-34A Choctaw

McDonnell XH-35 (XV-1) Convertiplane

Sikorsky XH-36 (XV-2)

Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave

U.S.A.F./Sikorsky H-38 Short Tail

Sikorsky YH-39

Bell YH-40 (UH-1) Iroquois

Cessna YH-41 Seneca

Hughes XH-42 (TH-55A) Osage

Kaman HH-43A Huskie

U.S.A.F. H-44 Big Tom project

U.S.A.F. XH-45 Step Child project

Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight

Boeing CH-47 Chinook

H-48 (Missile site)

Boeing-Vertol CH-49 (CH-46B) Sea Knight

Gyrodyne QH-50

Lockheed XH-51A Compound

Sikorsky HH-52 Sea Guard

Sikorsky CH-53C Jolly Green Giant

Sikorsky CH-54 Skycrane

Hughes TH-55 Osage

Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne

Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger

Bell OH-58 Kiowa

Sikorsky XH-59A

Sikorsky H-60 Night Hawk

Boeing-Vertol YUH-61

Boeing-Vertol XCH-62 HLH

Bell YAH-63

McDonnell Douglas AH-64 Apache

Aerospatiale HH-65A Dolphin

Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche

Bell TH-67 Creek

Agusta MH-68A Stingray

McDonnell-Douglas MH-90 Enforcer

U.S. V/STOL experimental aircarft

McDonnell XV-1 (XH-35) Convertiplane

Sikorsky XV-2 (XH-36)

Bell XV-3 (XH-33) Convertiplane

Lockheed XV-4A Hummingbird

Ryan XV-5A Vertifan

Hawker Siddeley XV-6A Kestrel

De Havilland CV-7 Buffalo

McDonnell Douglas/British Aerospace AV-8A Harrier

Hughes XV-9A Hot Cycle

Rockwell International OV-10A Bronco

M.S.U. XV-11 Marvel

Rockwell International XFV-12

Bell XV-14A (redesignated to XV-15A)

Bell XV-15A Tiltrotor

McDonnell Douglas/Hawker Siddeley XV-16 Super Harrier

DeHavilland UV-18A Twin Otter

NavAir V-19A (cancelled)

Pilatus UV-20A Chiricahua

U.S. Navy's PV-21 Patrol Airship concept (cancelled)

Bell V-22 Osprey

Skytrader UV-23A

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Post war U.S. experimental aircraft