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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2856 times:

Hopefully this link will work for everyone, it's from CNN so in case it doesn't look around for it on their site; entitled: "The Osprey finally soars"

http://www.yahoo.com/s/349352

I think it is great that it finally works, but I still think the Marines are going to need a traditional, modern rotary winged platform (US-101) to be able to replace all the medium lift CH-46E's that they want/have to.

And what is with the dark gray paint, it looks like Air Force paint?!



[Edited 2006-07-18 20:27:35]

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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2839 times:

Well, talks of using it in Iraq next year here, http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/i_ids02.pdf

User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2832 times:

Quoting Alessandro (Reply 1):
Well, talks of using it in Iraq next year here, http://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers...2.pdf

VMM-263 from MCAS New River will be self-deploying to Iraq next year; I have a friend who will be attached to the unit to help the platform work out any bugs that they might encounter.


User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

I noticed the caption for the video was "It's Boeing's latest machine". That's probably news for the folks over at Bell.

User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Quoting LMP737 (Reply 3):
I noticed the caption for the video was "It's Boeing's latest machine". That's probably news for the folks over at Bell.

Well that and it's taken 20+ years for the V-22 to just get to this point - sort of ironic since Boeing loves to tout the "speed" of the V-22 as one of it's assets.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

The guy from CNN looked a little pale when he entered the Osprey at Farnborogh for the test flight...

How many has are on order? Heard it was 1 customer and that´s....USAF?

Micke//SWE  laughing 



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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Quoting LMP737 (Reply 3):
I noticed the caption for the video was "It's Boeing's latest machine". That's probably news for the folks over at Bell.

Considering that the aircraft is manufactured by the Bell-Boeing IDS team, the caption isn't actually wrong.


User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 6):
Considering that the aircraft is manufactured by the Bell-Boeing IDS team, the caption isn't actually wrong.

Watching the video one would get the impression that Boeing is the primary contractor. Bell is only mentioned once, and when it is it's not pointed out that they are the prime contractor.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 5):
Heard it was 1 customer and that´s....USAF?

So far the US Air Force and US Marine Corps.

I think this aircraft is something that the Army and Coast Guard could use, the Coast Guard could get to a rescue as quick as a fixed wing aircraft and then hover to make a rescue like a rotary aircraft.



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User currently offlineCTR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Quoting AirRyan (Thread starter):
And what is with the dark gray paint, it looks like Air Force paint?!

The shiny dark gray paint is primarily for use on the USAF aircraft. However when they decide to change the delivery order of aircraft at the last minute in Bell's Amarillo final assembly facility, the Marines have decided to give the IR and RCS signature reducing paint a try.

Down side of this shiny paint is it gets very slippery when wet. Even when painted over walk way coatings.

Although it is not getting much press, the second BA609 civilian tiltrotor turned rotors for the first time this week in Italy (ship one is in Texas). Word is it should be at the Paris Air Show next year.

Have fun,

CTR



Aircraft design is just one big compromise,,,
User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 8):
I think this aircraft is something that the Army and Coast Guard could use, the Coast Guard could get to a rescue as quick as a fixed wing aircraft and then hover to make a rescue like a rotary aircraft.

I think it's rotors and subsequent engine exhaust would be too impractical for a SAR role, and using the aft ramp for a hoist on SAR might not tend to be too popular, either.


User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2098 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 8):
I think this aircraft is something that the Army and Coast Guard could use, the Coast Guard could get to a rescue as quick as a fixed wing aircraft and then hover to make a rescue like a rotary aircraft.

I've read that the rotorwash strength makes that prohibitive, and that even the Sea Stallion had a tendency to push the rescuey underwater so that it was impractical in that role.



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2590 times:

CTR thats good news, I think it´ll sell well to the off-shore industry.

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