The gun that's going to be under the v-22 osprey is a three-barreled vulcan cannon.It's also the helicopter i built for my project.
tom, e-mail, 09.03.2010 20:04
Kripesh, e-mail, 01.11.2009 07:39
Hello I want to know the aerodynamis of tilt rotor aircraft and hw does it change from helicopter to prpeller aircraft mode
jackknife, e-mail, 26.09.2009 00:10
Terrance M.; Bell makes a much lighter weight civilian version which would be much more reasonable in price. However maintenance cost might still be an issue. The problem I have with your argument, is that it would be analogous to someone in 1951 saying they'd rather just have a DC-3 parachute in men & supplies over having a helicopter with its then un-tested technology and higher maintenance costs. The argument made then, as now with the tilt-rotor design, is that the helicopter provided more versatile capability, capability that has a cost. Personally, I see a grand future for the tilt-rotor concept if governments can afford it. I think it's reasonable that gun-ship variants may be on the drawing board to replace the A-10 around 2020, which the U.S. Army would love so as not to have to coordinate with Air Force brass to utilize A-10 capability.
Terence McAllister, e-mail, 21.07.2009 16:37
Osprey is an excellent aircraft, I will pleased if somebody give it, but I won't buy it with my own money because it's too expensive, if we compare the osprey to it's present use I'd rather have more conventional helicopters with anti-torque rotors, which is less expensive, though it's still complex, it is not complicated as tilt-rotors, and its maintenance also may have be much simpler
Steven Zalesch, e-mail, 03.03.2009 23:52
1. Keith: Four crashes; two early and two late. No nose gun and also no door guns due to the rotors on the side. They are considering mounting a gun under the center of the aircraft.
2. Guy: Mostly composite materials. That is why it is so light. It weighs only about 55,000 lb to do a job that the Marines could have done with a 35,000 pound helicopter, although with less speed, ferry distance, and altitude capability.
3. Raihan: Bell would love to sell commercial tilt rotors. They were developing a small one with an Italian company, but Bell ran out of money, so the Italians are trying to get it done alone. It is hard to imagine any commercial venture turning a profit with such an expensive aircraft.
Raihan Everett, e-mail, 02.12.2008 11:39
I wonder if they would make a civillian version.
guy schofield, e-mail, 21.06.2008 06:15
i am studing engineering at high school and i am interested in what the osprey is made out of
coleman, e-mail, 03.04.2008 21:00
well it did have problems with development but right now it is in testing and it is in combat now and then but i think it is going to turn out to be a good combat transport aircraft but i dont think it is going to replace the blackhawk in the US military
Keith Besherse, Army Aviation, e-mail, 02.11.2007 07:08
What is the date of this article? It was clearly written before the two major accidents early in the aircraft's transition to active service. Also, I don't know but think that this statement is incorrect, "it does carry a nose-mounted 12.7mm multi-barrel machine gun."
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