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    U.S.A.

    NASA is testing a new type of aircraft with the combined characteristics of a helicopter and fixed wing plane.A pair of 25-foot prop rotors are mounted on wingtip engines, enabling the XV-15 to take off and land like a helicopter.Once airborne the engines are rotated forward to give the XV-15 speeds of up to 350mph, and the workload of a light aircraft.

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    GV's early aircraft (2 shots) 0.08
    GV's jet aircraft in flight and talking (3 shots) 0.27
    GV helicopter in flight 0.41
    GV XV-15 tilt rotor, taxiing on tarmac 0.56
    SV PAN prop motors on aircraft 1.01
    GV's XV-5 takes off and in flight (3 shots) 1.37
    SCU Deputy ??? Manager Jim ??? speaking 1.47
    GV's SV-15 take off an in flight (3 shots) voice over 2.20
    GV's XV-15 in flight 2.34
    LV off-shore oil rig 2.47
    GV XV-15 in flight 3.00
    GV's jet aircraft taking off (2 shots) 3.10
    GV XV-15 in flight 3.20
    SV INTERIOR technician checking instruments (2 shots) 3.26
    GV & SV XV-15 landing, and in flight (2 shots) 3.37
    GV's XV-15 in flight (2 shots) 3.51
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    Background: U.S.A.

    NASA is testing a new type of aircraft with the combined characteristics of a helicopter and fixed wing plane.A pair of 25-foot prop rotors are mounted on wingtip engines, enabling the XV-15 to take off and land like a helicopter.Once airborne the engines are rotated forward to give the XV-15 speeds of up to 350mph, and the workload of a light aircraft.

    NASA say another plus for the XV-15 is quietness.It makes less noise in take off and landing than a helicopter and is much less noticeable than a conventional aircraft in flight at one thousand feet over a city.

    Source: N.A.S.A. 1" VIDEO TAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZDY9A3E95XGKPGTYO0XHRZUV
    Media URN:
    VLVAZDY9A3E95XGKPGTYO0XHRZUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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