BELL V-280 VALOR

Revolutionary reach and capabilities

Purpose-built for warfighters with over twice the speed and range as the current vertical lift fleet. We built the Bell V-280 Valor to keep you in the fight.
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CLICK AND DRAG AIRCRAFT

2+12

Capacity

280

Speed

800

Range

Reach You Depend On

Don't let distance stand in the way of your mission's success. Go farther and faster with our advanced aircraft.

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Range is the maximum VFR range of the aircraft traveling at Long Range Cruise speed with all passenger seats occupied.

Hover Ceiling Altitude

6000

Out of Ground Effect

Missions

Air Assault
Rapid Combat Power
Maneuver your forces at more than twice the current ranges and speeds to gain and maintain tactical and operational advantage.
Special Ops
Maneuver Through Any Mission
The V-280 offers strategic projection with tactical execution for unconventional performance. Exactly what you need for executing unconventional missions.
Attack
Air-to-Ground Ammo
Operate in a complex environments to attack and destroy your enemy when and where they are most vulnerable.
MEDEVAC
Speed and Range, Multiplied
Get to safety and get there fast, wherever that may be. The V-280 more than doubles the service coverage of air ambulance flights reducing travel time to medical care.
Utility
Capable in Combat
Flexibility in both internal and external payload configurations allows responsive logistical support to maintain offensive and defensive operations.
Maneuver your forces at more than twice the current ranges and speeds to gain and maintain tactical and operational advantage.
The V-280 offers strategic projection with tactical execution for unconventional performance. Exactly what you need for executing unconventional missions.
Operate in a complex environments to attack and destroy your enemy when and where they are most vulnerable.
Get to safety and get there fast, wherever that may be. The V-280 more than doubles the service coverage of air ambulance flights reducing travel time to medical care.
Flexibility in both internal and external payload configurations allows responsive logistical support to maintain offensive and defensive operations.
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Features

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Armament

Ready for battle, armed for victory. The V-280 offensive and defensive systems support aircraft survivability, and provide lethal and accurate fires to aid your ground force commander.
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Transformational Tiltrotors

Don't let an environment get in the way of your mission success. Take on any situation with the speed and range of a turboprop airplane and advanced agility greater than a traditional helicopter's capabilities.
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Strategic Deployment

Take off in a moment's notice. The V-280 aerial refuel and strategic lift deployability increases strategic and operational flexibility in responding to military or humanitarian assistance missions.
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Mission Systems

With unparalleled mission equipment, pilots can operate in challenging visual environments and provide the ground forces with situational awareness enroute and on the objective.
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Nacelles/Drive Systems

Fixed engine design means low manufacturing costs and better maintainability and sustainability that's designed to reduce warfighter workload.
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Side Doors

Created for faster on and off-load and quicker MEDEVAC transload, the V-280 doors support flexibility in execution on the objective.

Specifications

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Performance
  • Speed
    280 KTAS
  • Combat Range
    500-800nm
  • Self Deployable: Aerial Refuel and Aux Fuel Capable
  • Fly-by-wire flight control system
  • High-hot HOGE (6k/95F) mid-mission gross weight
  • Fly-by-wire flight control system
  • Low speed agility
Capacities
  • Troop Capacity
    12
  • Useful Load
    12,000+ lbs
Additional Features
  • Reduced Sustainment Cost - Building on 450,000 hours of tiltrotor experience, costs are reduced through focused system and component redesign
  • Field Maintainable - Commercially proven maintenance approach extending maintenance in a scheduled environment
  • Reduced Complexity - Revolutionary approach to manufacturing and reducibility for blade, wing, cabin assemblies

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