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February 27th, 2013

V-22 Osprey: A Remarkable Aircraft

v-22 osprey The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tilt-rotor aircraft.  It has the capability for vertical takeoff and landing, as well as short takeoff and landing.  The V-22 is designed to merge the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long range, high speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. The United States Marines and United States Air Force have been using this incredible aircraft since 2007 after spending 18 years in testing and receiving design modifications.  It has one 3-bladed proprotor and a turboprop engine mounted on each wingtip.  During takeoff and landing, the V-22 typically operates like a helicopter.  Once it’s airborne, it flies like a more fuel efficient, higher speed turboprop aircraft. Both engines in the Osprey are Rolls-Royce AE 1107C, ... Read more
Posted by Amber on February 27th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military