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V-22 Osprey

The V-22 Osprey is a multi-role combat and transport aircraft utilizing tilt-rotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing turboprop aircraft. With its engine nacelles and rotors in vertical position, the V-22 Osprey can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. When airborne, the engine nacelles can be rotated, thus converting the V-22 to a turboprop fixed-wing aircraft capable of high-speed and high-altitude flight.

Contractors

Primary contractor: Bell Helicopter Company
Primary contractor: Boeing

CV-22 Osprey

The CV-22 is the Air Force variant of the Osprey. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.
CV-22 Osprey Copyright © Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride, U.S. Air Force

Status

In active service

Crew

1 Pilot
1 Co-Pilot
2 Flight Engineers

Capacity

Internal
24 troops (seated)
- OR -
32 troops (floor loaded)
- OR -
9 071,85 kilograms of cargo 20 000 pounds of cargo
External
4 535,93 kilograms of cargo (single hook) 10 000 pounds of cargo (single hook)
- OR -
6 803,89 kilograms of cargo (dual hook) 15 000 pounds of cargo (dual hook)

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length (fuselage): 17.47 meters 57.33 feet
Wingspan: 25.78 meters (with rotors turning) 84.58 feet (with rotors turning)
Rotor diameter: 11.58 meters 38 feet
Height: 6.73 meters 22.8 feet
Weight
Empty weight: ~15 032 kilograms 33 140 pounds
Maximum vertical takeoff weight: ~23 981 kilograms 52 870 pounds
Maximum rolling takeoff weight: ~27 442 kilograms 60 500 pounds
Features
Power plant: two Rolls Royce-Allison AE1107C turboshaft engines
Performance: 6 150 shaft horsepower (each engine)
Fuel capacity: ~7 722 liters 2 040 gallons
Cruise speed: 241 knots (~446 kilometers per hour) (~277 miles per hour)
Maximum speed: 275 knots (~509 kilometers per hour) (~316 miles per hour)
Service ceiling: 7 620 meters 25 000 feet
Range: 879 nautical miles (~1 628 kilometers) (~1 012 miles)
Combat radius: 500 nautical miles (~926 kilometers (with one internal auxiliary fuel tank)) (~575 miles (with one internal auxiliary fuel tank))

MV-22B Osprey

The MV-22 Osprey’s mission for the U.S. Marine Corps is the transportation of troops, equipment, and supplies from ships and land bases for combat assault and assault support.
MV-22B Osprey Copyright © Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik, U.S. Navy

Status

In active service

Crew

1 Pilot
1 Co-Pilot
1 Crew Chief

Capacity

Internal
24 troops (seated)
- OR -
32 troops (floor loaded)
- OR -
1 x Growler Internally Transportable Vehicle
- OR -
9 071,85 kilograms of cargo 20 000 pounds of cargo
External
4 535,93 kilograms of cargo (single hook) 10 000 pounds of cargo (single hook)
- OR -
6 803,89 kilograms of cargo (dual hook) 15 000 pounds of cargo (dual hook)

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length (fuselage): 17.47 meters 57.33 feet
Wingspan: 25.78 meters (with rotors turning) 84.58 feet (with rotors turning)
Rotor diameter: 11.58 meters 38 feet
Height: 6.73 meters 22.8 feet
Weight
Empty weight: ~15 032 kilograms 33 140 pounds
Maximum vertical takeoff weight: ~23 981 kilograms 52 870 pounds
Maximum rolling takeoff weight: ~27 442 kilograms 60 500 pounds
Features
Power plant: two Rolls Royce-Allison AE1107C turboshaft engines
Performance: 6 150 shaft horsepower (each engine)
Fuel capacity: ~5 481 liters 1 448 gallons
Cruise speed: 241 knots (~446 kilometers per hour) (~277 miles per hour)
Maximum speed: 275 knots (~509 kilometers per hour) (~316 miles per hour)
Service ceiling: 7 620 meters 25 000 feet
Range: 879 nautical miles (~1 628 kilometers) (~1 012 miles)
Combat radius: 430 nautical miles (~796 kilometers (with 24 troops and ramp mounted weapon system)) (~495 miles (with 24 troops and ramp mounted weapon system))