X-Hawk

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A futuristic concept pursued by Bell and Urban Aeronautics from Israel, is the X-Hawk, a "flying car" concept utilizing two lift fans and two turbine powered pusher propellers providing the vehicle lift, stability, lateral thrust and maneuverability for vertical and horizontal flight.

X-Hawk will be able to hover, utilizing unique vane control system for lateral control and stability, even in 50 kt. wind gust conditions. It will be designed for operation at speed of up to 140 kt. The X-Hawk will be able to carry a complete squad of troops and a pilot. X-Hawk is relatively quiet, compared to a helicopter. X Hawk will have much smaller footprint and offers safety and maneuverability suitable for operation in a the 'urban canyons' of the modern city. For example, vehicles will be able to assault a face of a building, enabling troops to assault inside through a window or evacuate the wounded for safety. This capability could revolutionizes the approach to urban warfare within buildings, and can be combined with other operational tactics to provide a truly force-multiplying effect.

X-Hawk Preliminary performance data:

Empty weight

3,700 lbs

 

Typical mission fuel weight

1,300 lb.

 

Payload

1,700 lb

 

Maximum design gross weight

6,700 lbs

 


Length


26.6 foot

 

Width

13.8 Foot

 

Height

11.5 foot

 

Rotor diameter

8.2 foot

 


Performance

two CTS800 4N
engines – 2,460 shp

 

Max speed

140 kt

 

Max altitude

>12000 ft

 

Endurance at typical mission fuel


>2 hours Plus reserve

 

Range at typical mission fue:

330 nm

 

Operational radius

140 nm

 

Capacity

11 combatants Plus pilot on crashworthy seats.

 


 

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