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United States Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey performing a flying
display at the Singapore Airshow 2014.
The U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey, the world's first production
tilt-rotor aircraft, combines the best capabilities of a
helicopter with range, airspeed and payload of fixed-wing
With vertical takeoff and landing ability, runways are
not necessary, making it an ideal solution in many situations
where more speed than a helicopter is required but landing as an
aircraft would, is not an option.
Composite materials make up 43% of the V-22's
airframe. For compact storage and transport, the V-22's rotors
fold in 90 seconds and its wing rotates to align, front-to-back,
with the fuselage.
For safety, the MV-22B features a
cross-coupled drive system so either engine can power the rotors
if one engine fails.
The MV-22B can transport 24 combat troops,
20,000 pounds of internal or up to 15,000 pounds of external cargo
using its medium lift and vertical takeoff and landing
capabilities. The fuselage however is not pressurized, and
personnel must wear on-board oxygen masks above 10,000 feet.
Most Osprey missions use fixed wing flight,
which reduces wear and tear on the aircraft as well as operational
United States Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey Flying
Display Highlights - Singapore Airshow 2014