V-22 Osprey: Unlike any aircraft in the world

The V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tiltrotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight. This combination results in global reach capabilities that allow the V-22 to fill an operational niche unlike any other aircraft.

V-22 Osprey Milestones

V-22 Osprey Technical Specifications

PropulsionTwo Rolls-Royce AE1107C, 6,150 shp (4,586 kW) each
LengthFuselage: 57.3 ft. (17.48.20 m); Stowed: 63.0 ft. (19.20 m)
WidthRotors turning: 84.6 ft. (25.78 m); Stowed: 18.4 ft. (5.61 m)
HeightNacelles vertical: 22.1 ft. (6.73 m); Stabilizer: 17.9 ft. (5.46 m)
Rotor Diameter38.1 ft (11.6 m)
Vertical Takeoff Max Gross Weight52,600 lbs. (23,859 kg)
Max Cruise Speed270 kts (500 km/h) SL
Mission Radius428 nm – MV-22 Blk C with 24 troops, ramp mounted weapon system, SL STD, 20 min loiter time
Cockpit - crew seats2 MV / 3 CV

Feature Stories

Battle Tested and Back in the Fight

Battle Tested and Back in the Fight

September 8, 2015 in Defense

U.S. Air Force pilot Major Brett Cassidy, reunites with the CV-22 he flew through a fire fight. Their incredible story as the two come together at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

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Boeing, Partners Sign More Than $10 Billion in Contract for Vertical Lift Programs

Boeing, Partners Sign $10B in Contracts for Vertical Lift Programs

June 12, 2013 in Defense

The five-year pacts are for the production of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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Flying into the Fire

Flying into the Fire

May 13, 2013 in Defense

Flying low and fast in a CV-22, Capt. Will Thompson maneuvers the aircraft through a narrow mountain pass in the dead of night.

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Meet the Phantom Badger

Meet the Phantom Badger

September 19, 2013 in Defense

Boeing turned to a team of NASCAR-experienced engineers to help with a vehicle that is sleek, versatile and speedy, and it doesn’t even leave the ground.

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Boeing serves the United States Marines Corps with its MV-22 variant, the U.S. Air Force with its CV-22 variant and the U.S. president with the HMX-1. They have all served their missions since 2007, when the first V-22 was fielded.

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V-22 Osprey Quick Facts