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Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey
Official Designation V-22A Osprey
Service Designations CV-22 (USAF), HV-22 (USN), MV-22 (USMC)
Primary Role Tactical V/STOL transport
Secondary Role Special operations
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Bell Helicopter Textron and The Boeing Company
Operator United States Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps
(spread configuration)
Length: 57 feet, 4 inches (17.47m);
Width: 84 feet, 7 inches (25.76m);
Height: 22 feet, 7 inches (6.86m)
(folded configuration)
Length: 62 feet, 7 inches (19.05m);
Width: 18 feet, 5 inches (5.61m);
Height: 18 feet (5.47m)
Wingspan 45 feet, 10 inches (13.96m)
Height at Tail 17 feet, 7 inches (5.34m)
Cargo Hold Length: 24 feet, 4 inches (7.41m);
Width: 5 feet, 11 inches (1.80m);
Height: 6 feet (1.83m)
Armament Varies
Engines Two Allison T406-AD-400 engines
Horsepower 6,150 shp (4,588kW) per engine
Cruise Speed 316 mph (509km/h) in airplane mode;
213 mph (343km/h) in helicopter mode
Max Speed Unknown
(self deployment)
2,100 nm (3,889km)
Service Ceiling 26,000 feet (7,925m)
Operating Weight 33,140 pounds (15,032kg)
Fuel Capacity 13,850 pounds (6,282kg)
Max Payload Internal: 20,000 pounds (9,072kg);
External: 10,000 pounds (4,526kg) per hook;
Rescue Hoist: 600 pounds (272kg)
Number of Seats 24
Max Takeoff Weight Vertical: 52,870 pounds (23,981kg);
Short-running: 57,000 pounds (25,855kg);
Self deployment: 60,500 pounds (27,442kg)
Basic Crew Three (pilot, co-pilot, crew chief)
Date Deployed Unknown
Total in Service Unknown
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