Us marines v 22 osprey. The bell boeing v 22 osprey is an american multi mission tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing and short takeoff and landing capabilities. Rest of ch 46 sea knight units will continue on a squadron by squadron basis. On december 2005 vmm 263 became first operational unit to received the aircraft.
Marine corps is progressing with a new project to arm its mv 22 osprey aircraft with new weapons such as laser guided 275in rockets missiles and heavy guns a move which would expand. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long range high speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. It will replace the corps aged fleet of ch 46e and ch 53d medium lift helicopters.
On september 2007 10 mv 22bs of vmm 263 left for iraq aboard the uss wasp lhd1 for the ospreys first combat deployment. The bell boeing v 22 osprey is an american multi mission military tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing vtol and short takeoff and landing stol capability. The v 22 osprey is a multi engine dual piloted self deployable medium lift vertical takeoff and landing vtol tilt rotor aircraft designed for combat combat support combat service support and special operations missions worldwide.
It was fielded to replace the ch 46 sea knight helicopter and has been deployed to support troops in combat since. Ioc achieved june 13 2007. Photos of v 22 osprey in us marine corps helicopter service.
A U S Marine Corps Mv 22 Osprey Lifts Off During A Successful Biofuel Test Flight Stocktrekimages Canvas Artwork
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