CV-22 Osprey
Overview: 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 mission is to conduct
long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply
missions for special operations forces. The CV-22 is
an Air Force-modified version of the U.S. Marine
Corps MV-22 Osprey. The first operational CV-22
was delivered to Air Force Special Operations
Command's 1st Special Operations Wing at
Hurlburt Field, Fla., January 2007.

Corridor connections: Hurlburt Field, Fla.
General characteristics
CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.
Air Force image
Primary function: Special operations forces
long-range infiltration, exfiltration, and
resupply
Crew: 4
Contractors: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.,
and Boeing Company, Defense and Space
Group, Helicopter Division
Power plant: 2 Rolls Royce-Allison
AE1107C turboshaft engines
Length: 57 feet, 4 inches
Height: 22 feet, 1 inch
Wingspan: 84 feet, 7 inches
Rotary diameter: 38 feet
Speed: 277 mph (241 knots) (cruising speed)
Ceiling: 25,000 feet
Payload: 24 troops (seated), 32 troops (floor
loaded) or 10,000 pounds of cargo
Range: 2,100 nautical miles with internal
auxiliary fuel tanks
Date deployed: 2006


Source: U.S. Air Force