Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

ICAO aircraft code V22
Manufacturer Bell Helicopter
Country United States
New price USD 72.1 million (2015)

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities.

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
V22
Manufacturer
Bell Helicopter
Manufactured
1988 - Present
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 72.1 million (2015)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
AN/ARC 182 VHF/UHF , etc.
Engine:
2x 2 × Rolls-Royce Allison T406
Turboshaft
Power:
6,150 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
270 Kts
500 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
110 Kts
Travel range:
879 Nm
1,628 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.49 Nm / gallon
0.240 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
26,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
4100 feet / minute
20.83meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
27,443 Kg
60,501 lbs
Max Payload:
9,068 Kg
19,991 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
2,025 gallon
7,665 liter

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About the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

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

In 1980, the failure of Operation Eagle Claw (during the Iran hostage crisis), underscored that there were military roles for which neither conventional helicopters nor fixed-wing transport aircraft were well-suited. The United States Department of Defense (DoD) initiated a program to develop an innovative transport aircraft, with long-range, high-speed, and vertical-takeoff capabilities; the Joint-service Vertical take-off/landing Experimental (JVX) program officially commenced in 1981. A partnership between Bell Helicopter and Boeing Helicopters was awarded a development contract in 1983 for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The Bell Boeing team jointly produces 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 for military service led to many years of development.

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) began crew training for the MV-22B Osprey in 2000 and fielded it in 2007; it supplemented and then replaced their Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knights. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) fielded their version of the tiltrotor, the CV-22B, in 2009. Since entering service with the Marine Corps and Air Force, the Osprey has been deployed in transportation and medevac operations over Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Kuwait. The U.S. Navy plans to use the CMV-22B for carrier onboard delivery duties beginning in 2021.

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