What is the flight range of an Osprey?

What is the flight range of an Osprey?

The aircraft can provide VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) with a payload of 24 troops, or 6,000lb of cargo at 430nm combat range, or VTOL with a payload of 8,300lb of cargo for a range of 220nm. The helicopter is self-deployable worldwide, with a ferry range over 2,100nm. Normal operating range is up to 1,100nm.

Why the V 22 Osprey is unsafe?

Despite its costs, the Osprey has earned a reputation for being dangerous and unreliable, in part thanks to the inherent challenges of its tilt-rotor design. In a testing period between 1991 and 2000, Ospreys crashed four times in non-combat operations, causing 30 fatalities.

What kind of aircraft is the CV-22 Osprey?

The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.

What’s the max speed of a Boeing V-22 Osprey?

Boeing provides the support and services for the V-22’s mission around the world, keeping up with the aircraft’s two customers. The Osprey can carry 24 combat troops or 20,000 pounds of internal cargo, or 15,000 pounds externally. With a max speed of 270 kts (500 km/h) @ SL, the Osprey can respond quickly to distant threats.

How tall are the rotors on a V-22 Osprey?

V-22 Osprey Technical Specifications Propulsion Two Rolls-Royce AE1107C, 6,150 shp (4,58 Length Fuselage: 57.3 ft. (17.47 m); Stowed: 63 Width Rotors turning: 84.6 ft. (25.78 m); Stow Height Nacelles vertical: 22.1 ft. (6.73 m); St Rotor Diameter 38.1 ft (11.6 m)

When does CV-22 Osprey land at Alpena?

A CV-22 Osprey lands at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., Jan. 21, 2020 during exercise Emerald Warrior.