V-22B Osprey Tilt Rotor Aircraft

Last updated: 08 Dec 2020

Description
The V-22 is a joint service, multi-mission aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. It performs VTOL missions as effectively as a conventional helicopter while also having the long-range cruise abilities of a twin turboprop aircraft.

V-22 Osprey aircraft operate in close proximity during recent flight deck developmental testing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The Osprey is a tilt-rotor vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL), multi-mission aircraft developed to fill multi-Service combat operational requirements worldwide.
V-22 Osprey aircraft operate in close proximity during recent flight deck developmental testing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The Osprey is a tilt-rotor vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL), multi-mission aircraft developed to fill multi-Service combat operational requirements worldwide.
V-22 Osprey aircraft operate in close proximity during recent flight deck developmental testing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The Osprey is a tilt-rotor vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL), multi-mission aircraft developed to fill multi-Service combat operational requirements worldwide.
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V-22 Osprey aircraft operate in close proximity during recent flight deck developmental testing aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The Osprey is a tilt-rotor vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL), multi-mission aircraft developed to fill multi-Service combat operational requirements worldwide.
Photo By: JO1 Mike Jones
VIRIN: 040701-N-9999J-001

Features
The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft with a 38-foot rotor system and engine/transmission nacelle mounted on each wing tip. It can operate as a helicopter when taking off and landing vertically. Once airborne, the nacelles rotate forward 90 degrees for horizontal flight, converting the V-22 to a high-speed, fuel-efficient turboprop airplane. The wing rotates for compact storage aboard ship.

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VIDEO | 02:59 | Navy CMV-22B Osprey Operations Aboard an Aircraft Carrier.

Background
The V-22 is the world's first production tilt rotor aircraft. The first flight having occurred in March 1989.

The Marine Corps’ MV-22B is an assault transport for troops, equipment and supplies, capable of operating from ships or from expeditionary airfields ashore.

The Navy’s CMV-22B replaces the C-2A Greyhound for the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) mission. Its mission is to transport personnel, mail, supplies and high-priority cargo from shore bases to aircraft carriers at sea.

CV-22B is the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) variant; its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.

The program of record for each variant is 360 for the Marine Corps, 48 for the Navy and 56 for the Air Force.

Services
Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (FMS customer)

General Characteristics, MV-22B Osprey (MARINE CORPS)
Primary Function: Medium-lift assault support
Contractor: Bell-Boeing
Date Deployed: 2007
Propulsion: two Rolls-Royce Liberty AE1107C engines, each deliver 6,200 shaft horsepower
Length: 57 feet 4 inches
Height: 22 feet 1 inches
Wingspan: 83 feet 10 inches
Weight: maximum gross 60,500 pounds (self-deployment); 57,000 pounds (STOL); 52,600 (VTOL)
Speed: maximum 280 knots
Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters)
Range: with 24 troops, 430+ nautical miles; 2,230nm for self-deploy with 3 MATs and single aerial refuel
Crew: two pilots, one crew chief

General Characteristics, CV-22B Osprey (AIR FORCE)
Primary Function: special operations forces long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply
Contractor: Bell-Boeing
Date Deployed: 2006
Propulsion: two Rolls-Royce Liberty AE1107C engines
Length: 57 feet 4 inches
Height: 22 feet 1 inches
Wingspan: 83 feet 10 inches
Weight: maximum gross 60,500 pounds (self-deployment); 57,000 pounds (STOL); 52,600 (VTOL)
Speed: maximum 280 knots
Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters)
Range: combat radius of 500 nautical miles with one internal auxiliary fuel tank
Crew: four (pilot, copilot and two flight engineers)

CMV-22B Osprey (NAVY)
Primary Function: Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD), transporting personnel, mail, supplies and high-priority cargo from shore bases to aircraft carriers at sea.
Contractor: Bell-Boeing
Initial Operational Capability (expected): 2021
Propulsion: two Rolls-Royce Liberty AE1107C engines, each deliver 6,200 shaft horsepower
Length: 57 feet 4 inches
Height: 22 feet 1 inches
Wingspan: 83 feet 10 inches
Maximum vertical takeoff weight: 52,600 pounds
Maximum rolling takeoff weight: 60,500 pounds
Speed: maximum 280 knots
Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters)
Range with 6,000 pounds internal payload: 1,150 nautical miles
Crew: four (pilot, copilot, two crew chiefs) and 24 troops

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