Bell Aircraft Airplanes and Aircrafts

List of all Bell Aircraft airplanes and aircraft types, with images, specs, and other information. These active and retired Bell Aircraft planes are listed in alphabetical order, but if you're looking for a particular aircraft you can look for it using the "search" bar. The Bell Aircraft aircrafts on this list include all planes, jets, helicopters, and other flying vehicles ever made by Bell Aircraft. Unless you're an aviation expert you probably can't think of every aircraft made by Bell Aircraft, so use this list to find a few popular Bell Aircraft planes and helicopters that have been used a lot in the course of history.

List aircraft include Bell X-1, Bell P-39 Airacobra and more.

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  • Bell P-59A
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    The Bell P-59 Airacomet was the first American jet fighter aircraft, designed and built by Bell Aircraft during World War II. The United States Army Air Force was not impressed by its performance and cancelled the contract when fewer than half of the aircraft ordered had been produced. Although no P-59s went into combat, it paved the way for another design generation of U.S. turbojet-powered aircraft and was the first turbojet fighter to have its turbojet engine and air inlet nacelles integrated within the main fuselage.
    • Type: Fighter aircraft
    • Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft
    • Length (m): 11.84
    • Wingspan (m): 13.87
    • Maiden Flight: Oct 01 1942
  • Bell X-1
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    The Bell X-1, designated originally as XS-1, was a joint National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics-U.S. Army Air Forces-U.S. Air Force supersonic research project built by the Bell Aircraft Company. Conceived during 1944 and designed and built during 1945, it achieved a speed of nearly 1,000 miles per hour during 1948. A derivative of this same design, the Bell X-1A, having greater fuel capacity and hence longer rocket burning time, exceeded 1,600 miles per hour during 1954. The X-1 was the first manned airplane to exceed the speed of sound in level flight and was the first of the so-called X-planes, a series of American experimental rocket planes designated for testing of new ...more
    • Type: Rocket plane
    • Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft
    • Length (m): 9.42
    • Maiden Flight: Jan 19 1946
  • Bell X-14
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    The Bell X-14 was an experimental VTOL aircraft flown in the United States in the 1950s. The main objective of the project was to demonstrate vectored thrust horizontal and vertical takeoff, hover, transition to forward flight, and vertical landing.
    • Type: Experimental VTOL
    • Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft
    • Length (m): 7.62
    • Wingspan (m): 10.36
    • Maiden Flight: Feb 19 1957
  • Bell X-2
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    Bell X-2

    The Bell X-2 was an X-plane research aircraft built to investigate flight characteristics in the Mach 2–3 range. The X-2 was a rocket-powered, swept-wing research aircraft developed jointly in 1945 by Bell Aircraft Corporation, the U.S. Air Force and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics to explore aerodynamic problems of supersonic flight and to expand the speed and altitude regimes obtained with the earlier X-1 series of research aircraft.
    • Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft
    • Length (m): 11.53
    • Wingspan (m): 9.8
  • Bell X-22
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    Bell X-22

    The Bell X-22 was an American V/STOL X-plane with four tilting ducted fans. Takeoff was to selectively occur either with the propellers tilted vertically upwards, or on a short runway with the nacelles tilted forward at approximately 45°. Additionally, the X-22 was to provide more insight into the tactical application of vertical takeoff troop transporters such as the preceding Hiller X-18 and the X-22 successor, the Bell XV-15. Another program requirement was a true airspeed in level flight of at least 525 km/h.
    • Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft
    • Length (m): 12.06
  • Bell X-5
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    Bell X-5

    The Bell X-5 was the first aircraft capable of changing the sweep of its wings in flight. It was inspired by the untested wartime P.1101 design of the German Messerschmitt company. In contrast with the German design which could only have its wing sweepback angle adjusted on the ground, the Bell engineers devised a system of electric motors to adjust the sweep in flight.
    • Manufacturer: Bell Aircraft
    • Length (m): 10.16