Boeing V-22 Osprey 1/48 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-built V-22 Osprey Desktop Model. This 1/48 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of blank 13 and a length of 14.5 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
Developed and built jointly by Bell Helicopter Textron and Boeing
Helicopters, the V-22 Osprey is a joint service, multi-mission,
military tilt rotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing
(VTOL) and short takeoff and landing capability (STOL). It is designed
to perform missions like a conventional helicopter with the long-range,
high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. The initial
operators are the U.S. Marine Corps and United States Air Force. The
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) classifies the Osprey as a model
of powered lift aircraft. The V-22 first flew on March 18, 1989.
The V-22 Osprey is twice as fast as a helicopter and has much longer range resulting in greater mission versatility than a helicopter. The V-22 Ospreys multi-mission capability provides: amphibious assault, combat support, long-range special ops infiltration and exfiltration, transport, search and rescue, medevac, and, in the future, tanker capability. The V-22 Osprey aircraft can transport 24 combat troops or up to 20,000 pounds of internal or external cargo using its medium lift and vertical takeoff and landing capabilities.
Boeing V-22 meets U.S. Navy requirements for combat search and rescue, fleet logistics support, and special warfare support and matches the U.S. Special Operations Command's requirement for a high-speed, long-range, vertical lift aircraft. It can be stored aboard an aircraft carrier because the rotors can fold and the wing rotate. The Osprey has air-to-air refueling capability, the cornerstone of the ability to self-deploy.