The AT Black Knight Transformer during its first flight demonstrating a stable and controlled hover
The AT Black Knight Transformer has a large interior volume similar to that of a BlackHawk helicopter
Snapshot from aerial footage of the aircraft in hover filmed by a quadcopter drone, which weighed approximately one thousandth of the weight of the Black Knight Transformer
The Black Knight Transformer during its first flight
AT engineer, Rustom Jehangir, is standing next to the vehicle for scale – he is six feet tall
The Black Knight Transformer is larger than a Ford F350 crew cab truck, shown for scale – the engines are stowed against the side of the vehicle in driving configuration
Following on from driving tests that wound up in December last year, the Black Knight Transformer prototype demonstrator has taken to the air for the first time. California-based Advanced Tactics, Inc., announced its vehicle, which combines the capabilities of a helicopter and an off-road vehicle, completed its first flight tests last month, being remotely piloted at an undisclosed location in Southern California.
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