The Bell Aircraft Corporation was formed in 1935 by the former leaders of Consolidated Aircraft Corporation when that company moved from Buffalo to San Diego. Robert J. Woods built up a design team to produce fighter aircraft and post-war the XS-1 (later X-1) supersonic research aircraft. Other X-aircraft followed. In 1943 helicopter work began, with models that are still in production. Bell Helicopter Textron became a wholly-owned subsidiary in 1982 and Bell Aerospace ceased aircraft manufacture. Some production is based on Bell Helicopter Canada.
Dornier-Bell UH-1D Rescue
This Dornier-Bell UH-1D is a former Rescue chopper, with the call-sign "Cristoph 34". Nowadays you c...
The V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multi-mission military aircraft with vertical take-off and landi...
Taken in Dixon, IL at a Veterans Memorial Park, Highway 2 right accross Raynoldswood Road.
MV-22B (Marine Corps version), Bu.# 166480, VMX-22. Photo @ MCAS Miramar, Oct. 13-2006.