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MV-22 Ospreys deployed to Iraq!

#1 Post by Draken » Sep 20 2007

By Trista Talton - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Sep 17, 2007 11:26:12 EDT

Ten MV-22 Ospreys have left North Carolina for Iraq, a Corps spokesman has confirmed, marking the aircraft’s first deployment.

The Ospreys, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., flew onto the amphibious assault ship Wasp on Monday and are heading to Iraq, said Maj. Eric Dent, spokesman for Marine Corps headquarters.
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#2 Post by tkobo » Sep 20 2007

It will be interesting to watch the performance.

As they can fly higher and faster then helicopters, they might be able to reduce the transport casualties.
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#3 Post by el_slapper » Sep 21 2007

plus they are less annoying for people under. In this very specific context, could be useful as it would not fuel resentment against troops over there.

you know, I live in Taverny, 500m from the base that hold the french "nuclear trigger". I've had my share of helo noise when Sarkozy was elected. It was very annoying - and we're at peace.
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#4 Post by tkobo » Apr 21 2008

Seems like there might be some engine problems,pre-exisiting that they didnt talk about, and newly experienced due to the Iraq deployment.

http://www.defensetech.org/archives/004 ... l#comments

The story varies from site to site, but the gist seems to be accurate and basically say "the engines made by Rolls-Royce had issues, that may or may not have been handled/fixed.
AND the longterm part of that fix is a switch to General Electirc engines for the future"

Still no word of any lost ,in or out of combat.BUT due to the engine issues
they are saying that combat readiness has been lower than expected and wanted.
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#5 Post by Lightbringer » Apr 21 2008

Tkobo wrote:they are saying that combat readiness has been lower than expected and wanted.
I believe they call it field testing. No amount of toodling around somewhere in the U.S. will reveal what it will encounter in action. :D

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#6 Post by tkobo » Dec 05 2008

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/CV_22s_ ... t_999.html

They got rave reviews for this version on this deployment.
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#7 Post by CSA Partisan » Dec 05 2008

Isn't this the same aircraft that took around 2 decades to finally get working?
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#8 Post by Kreiger815 » Dec 06 2008

CSA Partisan wrote:Isn't this the same aircraft that took around 2 decades to finally get working?
Yes, but that's generally how long most modern aircraft take especially one with this new technology

They're in development for 10-15 years before order, and finally deployed.

The F-22 Raptor had it's first flight in 1997(prototype was in 1990 I believe), and have just been introduced.

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#9 Post by CSA Partisan » Dec 06 2008

Kreiger815 wrote:
CSA Partisan wrote:Isn't this the same aircraft that took around 2 decades to finally get working?
Yes, but that's generally how long most modern aircraft take especially one with this new technology

They're in development for 10-15 years before order, and finally deployed.

The F-22 Raptor had it's first flight in 1997(prototype was in 1990 I believe), and have just been introduced.
You forgot that they also always go over budget and become extremely controversial.
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#10 Post by Kreiger815 » Dec 06 2008

CSA Partisan wrote:
Kreiger815 wrote:
CSA Partisan wrote:Isn't this the same aircraft that took around 2 decades to finally get working?
Yes, but that's generally how long most modern aircraft take especially one with this new technology

They're in development for 10-15 years before order, and finally deployed.

The F-22 Raptor had it's first flight in 1997(prototype was in 1990 I believe), and have just been introduced.
You forgot that they also always go over budget and become extremely controversial.

Budget problems are a result of bad politicians and legal controversies that force projects to take longer than they really should.

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#11 Post by Balthagor » Dec 06 2008

having a whole bunch of the crash into the ground doesn't help either ;)
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#12 Post by tkobo » Dec 11 2009

Osprey gets used for the first acknowledged time in Afghanistan.Word is they were used to help transport circa 1k troops in a recent marine operation.Word is about 10 -12 are now in use there,reports vary about how many were used in the operation.

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/20 ... y_120509w/
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#13 Post by Kreiger815 » Dec 11 2009

Saw that a few days ago. Nice to see them used.

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#14 Post by tkobo » Dec 12 2009

Yup.Im a fan of the aircraft, and they could go along way in alleviating the helicopter shortage in afghanistan.And if they ever get the rest of the guns mounted,they would be even more useful.
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#15 Post by tkobo » Dec 17 2009

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/ ... fghanistan
The V-22 Osprey has been plagued with mission readiness rates hovering at 62%, but operations in Afghanistan have seen those rates rising steadily through the 70% and 80% range, according to U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway.
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