Marine Ospreys That Is!
At the BIG
Arrived to be on display among other unique aircraft
2017 Big Bear Air Fair, Saturday August 26th.
Osprey The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission,
tilt rotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing, and short
takeoff and landing capabilities. Wikipedia
Range: 1,011 mi
71,300,000–71,300,000 USD (2005)
US$35.6 billion after planned procurement of 408 aircraft
200+ as of 2014
2x Rolls Royce-Allison AE1107C turbo
1x M2 .50 Cal machine gun
Four (pilot, copilot and two flight
Osprey is the primary assault support aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. It
was fielded to replace the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter and has been deployed to
support troops in combat since 2007.
is unique in that it uses two engines positioned on fixed wing tips housed in
nacelles that rotate to allow the MV-22 to land and take off vertically, but
achieve much faster flight than a helicopter by tilting the nacelles forward
while in flight in a configuration similar to a fixed-wing aircraft.
speed and range of a turboprop, the maneuverability of a helicopter and the
ability to carry 24 Marine combat troops twice as fast and five times farther
than previous helicopters, the Osprey enhances Marine assault operations. The
Osprey's impact was felt immediately upon its arrival in Iraq. Commenting on
its advanced expeditionary capabilities and staggering operational reach, a top
Marine commander went as far as to say it turned his battle space "from
the size of Texas into the size of Rhode Island."
program faced several developmental challenges since its first flight in 1989,
including several crashes during tests that resulted in 30 deaths. But the Navy
and Marine Corps developed new flight techniques and enhanced systems before it
first deployed to Iraq in support of Marine operations in Anbar province and
the aircraft has proven safer than many rotary-wing aircraft in the fleet.
also provides transport for White House staff as part of the HMX-1 presidential
squadron based in Quantico, Va.
MORE of Big Bear Air Fair: http://www.bigbearlake.net/EPIC-Entertainment/2017-AIR-FAIR-This-Saturday-