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Osprey
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Faction USMC
Type VTOL Transport
Seats 25 seats:
  • 1× Pilot
  • 1× Co-Pilot
  • 23× Passengers
Item capacity Max:
  • 3× Weapons
  • 20× Magazines
Top speed ~ 556 km/h
Service ceiling ~ 7,620 m
Fuel capacity 1000 L
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants None
Games
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The MV-22 Osprey is a VTOL transport aircraft used by the U.S. Marines in ArmA 2.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Troop transport
« The V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission tilt-rotor military transport aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing (STOL) abilities. It is designed to operate in a similar capacity to conventional helicopters but with the long range and high speed performance of a turboprop cruiser. The V-22 is able to reach speeds of 509 kph and can transport up to 32 passengers or up to 7 tons of cargo.
Armoury Description
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Design

The Osprey is a multi-mission V/STOL-capable tiltrotor aircraft that uses three-bladed turboprop engines fitted on the end of each wing.

It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.

Features
Exclusively used by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Osprey serves as their alternate heavy transport aircraft that can more than twice as many troops as the MH-60S helicopter. As it primarily operates off amphibious assault ships like the USS Khe Sanh, its engines and wings can also be folded to allow for easier storage aboard LHDs.

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U.S. Marines unloading from MV-22s.

Notable Traits
The Osprey's main advantage over its conventional rotary-wing counterparts is its ability to transition from and into fixed-wing flight mode.

This allows it to fly at a much faster speed over greater distances. Once the Osprey reaches its destination, it can quickly revert back into rotary flight to land vertically into enclosed areas without requiring a landing strip like the C-130.

Drawbacks
But as the Osprey is completely unarmed, it's ill-advised to attempt drop offs or pickups at landing zones with hostiles nearby, as the Osprey cannot defend itself nor can it avoid enemy fire easily due to being somewhat difficult to handle in VTOL mode.

Lastly, the Osprey lacks electronic countermeasures and does not possess any defensive avionics. This combination means that the Osprey cannot ward off anti-aircraft missiles, nor will the pilots be warned of any that are already in-flight and are inbound towards it.

Crew Capacity
It has a crew of two consisting of the pilot and a co-pilot. The Osprey is able to transport up to 23 passengers in its rear compartment (the co-pilot is treated as the 24th passenger).

Avionics

MAWS

The Osprey does not have a Missile Approach Warning System and will not warn the pilot of incoming missiles already in mid-flight.

RWR

The Osprey does not possess a Radar Warning Receiver and cannot alert the pilot of being locked-onto by radar-based targeting systems.

IWR

The Osprey lacks an Infrared Warning Receiver, and will not warn the pilot of being targeted by infrared-based weapon systems.

Trivia

  • Unlike both the F-35B and AV-8B, the Osprey was not "upgraded" to use countermeasure flares with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack in spite of the fact that its real-life counterpart has the capability to do so.
    • It did however obtain an IRST scanner for tracking ground targets, but still lacks other defensive avionics like a radar warning receiver (RWR).
  • Contrary to its Armoury Description, the in-game Osprey is limited to carrying only twenty three passengers at a time. While the real Osprey is capable of transporting thirty two passengers, this is only possible provided that they either stand or sit on the floor of the passenger cabin.
  • Early screenshots released during the pre-Alpha phase of ArmA 3's development showed the Osprey in-game. In addition, a submerged wreck can also be found just south of the Stratis Airbase, though the actual model for the functional version can no longer be found in the game files.
    • It was later explained that alongside the F-38 fighter jet, the Osprey was only ever meant to be a placeholder used to test the fixed-wing flight model and aircraft PhysX interaction.
    • The Osprey's spiritual successor would eventually arrive in the form of the V-44X Blackfish with the release of the Apex DLC, though the Blackfish is significantly larger in comparison and features a separately armed variant as well.

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See also

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration