Bell V-280 – Warbird Wednesday Episode #220

Welcome to another episode of Warbird Wednesday! The Bell V-280 Valor is a tiltrotor aircraft being developed by Bell Helicopter for the United States Army Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The aircraft was officially unveiled at the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas. The V-280 made its first flight on 18 December 2017 in Amarillo, Texas.

On 5 December 2022, the V-280 was chosen by the US Army as the winner of the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft.