U.A. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey

The V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission aircraft with vertical take-off and landing capabilities. It operates as a helicopter when taking off and landing. Once airborne, the aircraft converts into a turboprop airplane. This happens because the nacelles rotate forward 90 degrees for horizontal flight. The Marine Corps is the lead service in the development of the Osprey, which is the version on display at this year’s show. The MV-22B Osprey first deployed in 2007.

DID YOU KNOW:

  • The V-22 is the world’s first production tilt rotor aircraft.
  • The V-22 Osprey has air-to-air refueling capabilities.
  • The Osprey serves as the transportation of troops, equipment, and supplies from ships and land bases.

MV-22 Osprey FAST FACTS:

Manufacturer: Boeing

Engines: Two Rolls-Royce AE1107C engines

Width: 84 feet, 6 inches (rotors turning), 18 feet, four inches (stowed)

Length: 63 feet

Height: 22 feet, 1 inch

Speed: 320 MPH

Ceiling: 25,000 feet

Range: 860 nautical miles

Maximum Takeoff Weight: 52,600 pounds

Armament: 1x M2 .50 Cal machine gun

Crew: Three (pilot, copilot, and crew chief)

Website: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=1200&tid=800&ct=1%3E