bunumuring wrote:Hey guys,
Any rumours about Australia's interest in the Osprey for special operations? I think that they would be great to support our SAS but I'm no expert....
wingman wrote:This aircraft had one of the most challenging introductions to service of any program I can recall. Does anyone know the reliability and in service stats for the Osprey over the past few years? I have to assume they've ironed out the major problems to get an order like this.
I will bet the President is also "Suprised" since none of the VX-1s V-22s are white tops.
rlwynn wrote:This aircrraft had a deadly development. Suprised they fly the President around in one.
estorilm wrote:I'm not entirely up-to-date on the helo developments and such, but I thought everything from here-out would revolve around the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) aircraft. I guess the 22 is larger than the valor and no other replacement exists yet in that size/capacity.
Don't get me wrong, I like the Osprey - it's actually one of the most interesting static aircraft to walk around and check out at air shows. The sensors and tiny innovations are fascinating, especially the engine exhaust cooling systems (right at eye-level) you can check out rather easily.
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