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V-22 Osprey - VMM-265 Dragons, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan 

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V-22 Osprey - VMM-265 Dragons, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

Historical Note:



The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turbopropaircraft.

The V-22 originated from the United States Department of Defense Joint-service Vertical take-off/landing Experimental (JVX) aircraft program started in 1981. The team of Bell Helicopter and Boeing Helicopters was awarded a development contract in 1983 for the tiltrotor aircraft. The Bell Boeing team jointly produce the aircraft. The V-22 first flew in 1989, and began flight testing and design alterations; the complexity and difficulties of being the first tiltrotor intended for military service in the world led to many years of development.

The United States Marine Corps began crew training for the Osprey in 2000, and fielded it in 2007; it is supplementing and will eventually replace their Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knights. The Osprey's other operator, the U.S. Air Force, fielded their version of the tiltrotor in 2009. Since entering service with the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force, the Osprey has been deployed in both combat and rescue operations over Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and Libya.

Model Features:      Collectors will love all the standard features, including a heavy-duty die cast body, a well-equipped cockpit with glazed windows, and authentic markings, as well as a host of other intricacies such as a magnetically sealing cargo door and a swiveling wing with foldable tiltrotor blades. Arriving ready to display on the included handsome metal stand, they measure 9½" long. 

Info:         V-22 Osprey - VMM-265 “Dragons,” MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

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  1. Unique Osprey model 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Oct 2014

    I bought this because of the ability to display it in the folded mode for storage in the hangar deck or on the flight deck of a Amphibious Assault Ship. Folding is a little tricky at first, but the model does eventually cooperate. Details are very good and this is a nice representation. I picked the Okinawa (MCAS Futenma) version since I was stationed in Okinawa (before the Ospreys arrived). I have several of the plastic kits of this model and this one measures up to the dimensions and detail of those. Hopefully they will come out with an HMX-1 variant to represent those being flown at MCB Quantico in support of Presidential and other VIP duties. This is a good model for MV-22 collectors.