Bell X-14

Bell X-14

This is the only open cockpit X plane ever built. Built in 1957, this was one of the first planes to sit horizontally, not on its tail. It flew well, and performed well, but was canceled for other better VTOL X planes on the drawing board. This plane is in the US Army Aviation Museum in Alabama.

Source: X-Planes And Prototypes, Jim Winchester. Barnes and Noble Books, 2000.


3 thoughts on “Bell X-14”

  1. This aircraft is on display at the Ropkey Armor Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana – they rescued it from an Army salvage yard and have worked hard to restore this unique aircraft.

  2. The X-25 and X-28A were both open-cockpit aircraft. The X-14 is at an airpark outside Indianapolis, move there after the Ropkey Museum closed.

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