400th V-22 Osprey delivered

400th V-22 Osprey delivered 13 June, 2020

Bell Textron and Boeing announced they had delivered the 400th V-22 Osprey to the United States Department of Defence. The US Air Force Special Operations Command received the CV-22 on 2 June.

The CV-22 is the Special Operations Forces (SOF) variant of the V-22 Osprey. The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its primary mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for Air Commandos around the world and at a moment’s notice.

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