Known as AT Black Knight Transformer, the vehicle is known as the world’s first Road-able VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft which can land much more closely to where it is needed and can make the rest of the journey on road. You may consider it as an aerial ambulance which can be driven as well. The capacity of this AT Black Knight is more or less like that of a Blackhawk helicopter.
Once it becomes fully operational, it will have turbo diesel engines that will be capable of transporting up to 453 Kilograms to a distance of 463 km at 241 Km/hr in air. While on the road, it will be able to manage 726 Kilograms and maintain a speed of over 110Km/hr. These stats are however theoretical at the moment. As of now, Advanced Tactics have told us that a demonstration was carried out last month. They plan on executing first flights during the first quarter of this year.
The configuration can be changed as per the requirements of the mission and emergency at hand which means that the payload capacity can be increased or decreased. According to the company, Black Knight’s production has been an iterative procedure which kicked off with miniature electric machinery and then worked up.
Apart from the Black Knight, Advanced Tactics is working on something else too; AT Panther Transformer. This model is somewhat smaller and more compact when compared to Black Knight and has been designed for Special Forces application. It has been designed so that it can fit into the payload bay of a CV-22 Osprey.