The V-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor
vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL), multi-mission
air-craft developed to fill multi-Service combat operational
requirements. The MV-22 will replace the current Marine Corps
assault helicopters in the medium lift category (CH-46E and
CH-53D), contributing to the dominant maneuver of the Marine
landing force, as well as supporting focused logistics in the
days following commencement of an amphibious operation.
Force variant, the CV-22, will replace the MH-53J and MH-60G and
augment the MC-130 fleet in the USSOCOM Special Operations
mission. The Air Force requires the CV-22 to provide a
long-range VTOL insertion and extraction capability. The
tiltrotor design combines the vertical flight capabilities of a
helicopter with the speed and range of a turboprop airplane and
permits aerial refueling and world-wide self deployment.
Two 6150 shaft horsepower
turboshaft engines each drive a 38 ft diameter, 3-bladed
proprotor. The proprotors are connected to each other by
interconnect shafting which maintains proprotor synchronization
and provides single engine power to both proprotors in the event
of an engine failure. The engines and flight controls are
controlled by a triply redundant digital fly-by-wire system.The airframe is constructed
primarily of graphite-reinforced epoxy composite material. The
composite structure will provide improved strength to weight
ratio, corrosion resistance, and damage tolerance compared to
typical metal construction. Battle damage tolerance is built
into the aircraft by means of composite construction and
redundant and separated flight control, electrical, and
hydraulic systems. An integrated electronic warfare defensive
suite including a radar warning receiver, a missile warning set,
and a countermeasures dispensing system, will be installed.
- US Marine Corps
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V-22 Osprey - US
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V-22 Osprey -
Standard Series. 1/48th scale.
13" wingspan x 14.5" long.
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