DISPELLING the MYTH of the MV-22

Gross, Kevin
September 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 130 Issue 9, p38
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the helicopter aircraft MV-22 Osprey. The MV-22 Osprey is a very capable medium-lift military transport aircraft the Marine Corps has needed for a long time. It is twice as fast, can carry three times as much and goes six times farther than the CH-46E, the aircraft it is replacing. The Osprey, however, also is an airplane with an image problem, primarily resulting from two highly publicized mishaps that killed 23 Marines four years ago. The investigation into those accidents resulted in the discovery and subsequent resolution of an aerodynamic condition affecting all rotorcraft but unduly linked with the MV-22, vortex ring state.


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