USMC MV-22 Osprey Demo

The 2017 Ford Lauderdale Air Show will feature a full capabilities demonstration of the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on May 6-7, 2017.  The MV-22 Osprey is a highly versatile, joint-service, tilt-rotor aircraft.  A total of 112 MV-22s are currently operated by the US Marine Corps and the US Air Force.   The aircraft operates as... View Article


The 2017 Ford Lauderdale Air Show will feature a full capabilities demonstration of the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on May 6-7, 2017.  The MV-22 Osprey is a highly versatile, joint-service, tilt-rotor aircraft.  A total of 112 MV-22s are currently operated by the US Marine Corps and the US Air Force.

 

The aircraft operates as a helicopter when taking off and landing vertically. The nacelles rotate 90° forward once airborne, converting the aircraft into a turboprop aircraft. The MV-22 is able to operate off of aircraft carriers and smaller assault carriers, with the world’s first complete blade fold and wing stowage system. For stowage, the wings are rotated to lie above and parallel to the fuselage to create a compact rectangular volume. The automatic wing and rotor folding sequence, which can be completed in 90 seconds in a 60kt wind.

 

The glass cockpit is equipped with six night-vision goggle compatible displays including four color active displays, a shared control display unit and a standby flight display. The flight crew have night-vision systems and a integrated helmet display.

 

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