What aircraft is this model?

side view of scale-model twin tilt-rotor aircraft

three-quarters view of scale-model twin tilt-rotor aircraft

front view of scale-model twin tilt-rotor aircraft

(photos: own work)

  • $\begingroup$ The registration decal 227316 seems to have been pinched from a P-47 model with a rather excellent native American paint scheme scalemates.com/kits/… $\endgroup$
    – Party Ark
    Aug 19, 2019 at 12:53

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Looks like the Bell XV-3, "an American tiltrotor aircraft developed by Bell Helicopter for a joint research program between the United States Air Force and the United States Army in order to explore convertiplane technologies."

Bell XV-3


Bell XV-3. The Transcendental Aircraft 1-G was slightly diferent. Kind of H-34 Choctaw looking compared to the XV-3.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Av.se. Can you elaborate any on your answer, maybe explaining where the two designs differed & what features in the OP's photo are more similar to the XV-3? As it stands, a reader has little basis to see the validity of your answer, beyond having "read it on the internet". $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Apr 8, 2018 at 16:41

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