Bell X-14

by Daniel Russ on May 16, 2010

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.

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Libby March 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

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.

Daniel Russ March 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Thanks for that.

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