AgustaWestland AW609 (V-22 offspring)

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A thread dedicated to the AW609. I've been watching this design for some time now, I believe it offers a lot of important advantages over helicopters in many fields, SAR missions to name but one.

http://www.pixstel.com/prototype-aw609-tiltrotor_pics215-21554.jpg http://images.gizmag.com/hero/aw609_tiltrotor-2.jpg

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Latest news:

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aviation-international-news/2013-01-01/agustawestland-aw609-moves-forward-may-be-built-texas
http://www.gizmag.com/agustawestland-aw609-tiltrotor/21466/

Latest price estimates are around $30 million, but I imagine a working production line would quickly boost orders and reduce this number.

How would such an aircraft compare to traditional helicopters in price, user friendliness and performance?

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