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    JTF-Quartz Weapon System – MV-22B Osprey

    Bravo Company, BLT 1/4 Marines depart USS Somerset

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Kassie McDole | 201231-M-QM580-1024 INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 31, 2020) – A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey...... read more read more

    INDIAN OCEAN

    12.31.2020

    Story by Bryan Franks 

    Joint Task Force-Quartz

    The MV-22B Ospreys conduct operation off the coast of Somalia under Joint Task Force – Quartz in support of Operation OCTAVE QUARTZ. The mission of OOQ is to reposition U.S. DOD personnel from Somalia to other locations in East Africa.
    Description
    The V-22 is a joint service, multi-mission aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. It performs VTOL missions as effectively as a conventional helicopter while also having the long-range cruise abilities of a twin turboprop aircraft. The Osprey is a tilt-rotor vertical/short takeoff and landing (VSTOL), multi-mission aircraft developed to fill multi-Service combat operational requirements worldwide.
    Features
    The Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft with a 38-foot rotor system and engine/transmission nacelle mounted on each wing tip. It can operate as a helicopter when taking off and landing vertically. Once airborne, the nacelles rotate forward 90 degrees for horizontal flight, converting the V-22 to a high-speed, fuel-efficient turboprop airplane. The wing rotates for compact storage aboard ship.
    Background
    The V-22 is the world's first production tilt rotor aircraft. The first flight having occurred in March 1989.
    The Marine Corps’ MV-22B is an assault transport for troops, equipment and supplies, capable of operating from ships or from expeditionary airfields ashore.
    The Navy’s CMV-22B replaces the C-2A Greyhound for the Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) mission. Its mission is to transport personnel, mail, supplies and high-priority cargo from shore bases to aircraft carriers at sea.
    The program of record for each variant is 360 for the Marine Corps, 48 for the Navy and 56 for the Air Force.
    Services
    Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (FMS customer)
    General Characteristics, MV-22B Osprey (MARINE CORPS)
    Primary Function: Medium-lift assault support
    Contractor: Bell-Boeing
    Date Deployed: 2007
    Propulsion: two Rolls-Royce Liberty AE1107C engines, each deliver 6,200 shaft horsepower
    Length: 57 feet 4 inches
    Height: 22 feet 1 inches
    Wingspan: 83 feet 10 inches
    Weight: maximum gross 60,500 pounds (self-deployment); 57,000 pounds (STOL); 52,600 (VTOL)
    Speed: maximum 280 knots
    Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters)
    Range: with 24 troops, 430+ nautical miles; 2,230nm for self-deploy with 3 MATs and single aerial refuel
    Crew: two pilots, one crew chief
    CMV-22B Osprey (NAVY)
    Primary Function: Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD), transporting personnel, mail, supplies and high-priority cargo from shore bases to aircraft carriers at sea.
    Contractor: Bell-Boeing
    Initial Operational Capability (expected): 2021
    Propulsion: two Rolls-Royce Liberty AE1107C engines, each deliver 6,200 shaft horsepower
    Length: 57 feet 4 inches
    Height: 22 feet 1 inches
    Wingspan: 83 feet 10 inches
    Maximum vertical takeoff weight: 52,600 pounds
    Maximum rolling takeoff weight: 60,500 pounds
    Speed: maximum 280 knots
    Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters)
    Range with 6,000 pounds internal payload: 1,150 nautical miles
    Crew: four (pilot, copilot, two crew chiefs) and 24 troops

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    Date Taken: 12.31.2020
    Date Posted: 12.31.2020 05:12
    Story ID: 386190
    Location: INDIAN OCEAN

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