V-22 Osprey

V-22 Osprey

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: A Philadelphia Story


Optimizing readiness of the Osprey fleet around the globe is one of Boeing’s many missions. From performance-based logistics contracting and integrated fleet support to vertical lift maintenance, modifications and repairs, Boeing provides a broad spectrum of innovative products and services which directly support and enhance capabilities while reducing total cost of ownership. These award-winning services range from transactional spares to complete lifecycle support solutions that are uniquely tailored to the requirements of each V-22 customer.


V-22 Osprey Technical Specifications

Propulsion Two Rolls-Royce AE1107C, 6,150 shp (4,586 kW) each
Length Fuselage: 57.3 ft. (17.47 m); Stowed: 63.0 ft. (19.20 m)
Width Rotors turning: 84.6 ft. (25.78 m); Stowed: 18.4 ft. (5.61 m)
Height Nacelles vertical: 22.1 ft. (6.73 m); Stabilizer: 17.9 ft. (5.46 m)
Rotor Diameter 38.1 ft (11.6 m)
Vertical Takeoff Max Gross Weight 52,600 lbs. (23,859 kg)
Cockpit - crew seats 2 MV / 3 CV / 2 CMV

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Boeing has filled the assault support role for the US Marine Corps with the MV-22 since 2007. The US Air Force and the Air Force Special Operations Command has utilized the CV-22 variant since 2009. The US Navy began taking delivery of the CMV-22, featuring long range fuel tanks, in 2020. The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force utilizes a modified MV-22 in humanitarian support, search and recovery, and transport missions. The US Marines also utilize their MV-22s in a presidential support role at HMX-1.

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V-22 Osprey Quick Facts