The Osprey and the Navy

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At the recent Sea-Air-Space conference, the makers of the V-22 give their take on how it can replace the C-2 on COD missions.

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  1. 32349314
    32349314 Apr 26, 2014

    Basically Quiet in flight, exception in formation! Live North of USMC Bsse. SDiego..... interesting use of this Aircraft... appears to be secure in it's use! "Shipboard use will enhance it's ability to support Troops... good thinking on someone(S) part! MCPO AICS from Korean days...

  2. Jagermiester71
    Jagermiester71 Apr 27, 2014

    I just finished a deployment on Truman where these things attempted to support us. They cant even come close to the C-2 in performing the mission. In order to carry the same bulk and weight the cargo has to be externally slung severely limiting it's range and speed. I believe less than a 50 mile range. A C-2 operates seamlessly on the flight deck where absolutely everything has to come to a stop to make the deck ready for the V-22. Now for the V-22 you have to add infrastructure to support it. The C-2 simply uses maintainers and parts already there with the E-2's. The V-22 is a great machine but couldn't be less suited to replace the C-2. Great for gators but terrible on CVN's. Nobody wants this but the manufacturer,the Marines(lowers their costs)and of course whatever politicians that have something to gain from it. It's a huge step backwards.

  3. 27563208
    27563208 Apr 27, 2014

    The V-22 has flown across the Atlantic Ocean.

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