Military Hardware, Gear and Equipment => Aerial Equipment => Topic started by: Koen on 2 June 2010, 21:40:02



Title: V-22 Osprey landing makes havoc
Post by: Koen on 2 June 2010, 21:40:02
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI9gWlM0QY8#lq-lq2-hq-vhq-hd)

 :o woowww... this machine makes some wind...no wonder it can take off vertically


Title: Re: V-22 Osprey landing makes havoc
Post by: FACman on 2 June 2010, 22:53:16
The FACman within me cringed as the prop wash wreaked havoc. Got some nice welts and bruises in my day... :bricks:


Title: Re: V-22 Osprey landing makes havoc
Post by: MontyB on 3 June 2010, 09:03:17
Ok guys as much as it is a nifty aircraft and all what exactly is wrong with a helicopter?

The amount of money that went into developing this thing would buy a fair few transport helicopters.


Title: Re: V-22 Osprey landing makes havoc
Post by: FACman on 3 June 2010, 15:11:14
If I remember correctly, once the Osprey is in horizontal flight mode, it is seriously faster than any transport choppers. And when your mission is to get there quick (as are many Marine missions), this is the bird to deliver. With the faster speed, the troop carrying ships can stand off shore farther, that is they need not get as close to the target (and it's defenses) as conventional choppers. Yes, there were many, not unexpected, bumps in development, as this tech is leading edge.  We shall soon see if it lives up to its expected mission.


Title: Re: V-22 Osprey landing makes havoc
Post by: Koen on 3 June 2010, 18:11:10
If I remember correctly, once the Osprey is in horizontal flight mode, it is seriously faster than any transport choppers. And when your mission is to get there quick (as are many Marine missions), this is the bird to deliver. With the faster speed, the troop carrying ships can stand off shore farther, that is they need not get as close to the target (and it's defenses) as conventional choppers. Yes, there were many, not unexpected, bumps in development, as this tech is leading edge.  We shall soon see if it lives up to its expected mission.


do you know if they're already used on the Battlefield?


Title: Re: V-22 Osprey landing makes havoc
Post by: FACman on 3 June 2010, 18:47:59
Here is a link to an article regarding the V-22 in Iraq.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/4322772 (http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/4322772)

I suspect future reincarnations of this type aircraft, will have many of the current deficiencies addressed. If one looks back at the history of rotor aircraft, there was certainly an evolution with them as well.


Title: Re: V-22 Osprey landing makes havoc
Post by: Koen on 3 June 2010, 19:48:29
Here is a link to an article regarding the V-22 in Iraq.

[url]http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/4322772[/url] ([url]http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/4322772[/url])

I suspect future reincarnations of this type aircraft, will have many of the current deficiencies addressed. If one looks back at the history of rotor aircraft, there was certainly an evolution with them as well.



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Maybe it was just growing pains, but the Osprey's downwash threw equipment around the deck. The GAO notes that in one case, sailors had to hold each other to the deck as the Osprey hovered overhead


if that wasn't shown in the video...