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The Osprey has taken some pretty severe knocks in the past year or two, with the tragic crashes which have claimed the lives of many Marines and the subsequent investigations into maintenance record issues.  However, the fact remains that the Osprey is a tremendous aeronautical achievement, combining the most desirable characteristics of a helicopter (V/STOL capabilities) with the high speed and greater manouverability of a standard aircraft. 

The pictures in this walkaround have been submitted by friend and fellow IPMS club member Charles Landrum...thanks, Charles!  For those who are interested, Charles' accurized V-22 model may be seen at http://www.hyperscale.com.

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v22.aft1.jpg (37405 bytes)        v22.aft2.jpg (38854 bytes)        v22.port.wing.aft.jpg (36217 bytes)        v22.port.wingroot.jpg (33693 bytes)        v22.ifr.probe.jpg (41473 bytes)        v22.port.nose.jpg (31689 bytes)

 

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