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VMM-263(MV-22B Osprey) photos from aboard the USS Wasp LHD-1
United States Navy ^ | 29 September - 4 October 2007

Posted on 10/20/2007 2:18:00 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham

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1 posted on 10/20/2007 2:18:04 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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I saw one two days ago for the first time. As it flys away, the way the rotors turn it looks like a large bird flapping its wings.
2 posted on 10/20/2007 2:28:28 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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Great pics how long does it take to configure them to go up or down the elevators ?


3 posted on 10/20/2007 2:31:16 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Very cool pics.

Thanks for posting!


4 posted on 10/20/2007 2:38:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Great photos! Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 10/20/2007 3:20:58 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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Cool px. Let's pray the bugs have been resolved on the Osprey.

6 posted on 10/20/2007 3:45:16 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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Wow! Thanks for all the great pictures. I was on the USS Wasp in 1962. It was the USS Wasp (CVS-18) out of Boston, Mass. She was an antisubmarine warfare carrier with about 70 planes aboard. Most of them were choppers, some S2F and A4D fixed wing.

We were down by Bermuda when the Destroyer Noah, picked up John Glenn. We were scheduled to pick him up but he was 3 miles off target. Just the name brings back many memories.

7 posted on 10/20/2007 3:54:20 PM PDT by tryon1ja
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Those pictures are awesome! Thanks for posting.


8 posted on 10/20/2007 4:01:58 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Great photos...

Thanks for the post

9 posted on 10/20/2007 5:20:29 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: al baby

It can’t take any longer then a CH-53 does on a windy day.


10 posted on 10/20/2007 5:25:21 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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Cool pics, thanks!


11 posted on 10/20/2007 5:38:22 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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“E”........ yer babies are in the nest !

Now with my pavelows a M134 or Ma Duce was in each door with maybe one or the other augmented by a Mk-19 on the rear deck....... any provisions for self defense on these besides crew PDW’s and counter measure flares etc ?

Is speed it’s lone defense ?


12 posted on 10/20/2007 6:16:35 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Nice job posting great pics!


13 posted on 10/20/2007 8:01:36 PM PDT by e_castillo
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To: Squantos

These are great pics. The deployment seems to be going well. Hard to beleive the drive by media isn’t finding something bad to say about the V-22 or the War in general.

Ramp mounted mini gun or Ma Duce are the only weapons so far. The operations are mostly at low level for other types of Helicopters in Iraq because of the Missile threat so any increase in speed and decrease in noise levels in airplane mode should be a benefit.

Thanks for the ping.


14 posted on 10/20/2007 8:21:54 PM PDT by e_castillo
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Yer welcome !

Stay safe !


15 posted on 10/20/2007 8:45:04 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: al baby

90 seconds


16 posted on 10/20/2007 8:54:44 PM PDT by e_castillo
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That thing looks like a Transformer.


17 posted on 10/20/2007 8:57:33 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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*LOL* My husband is a V-22 mech for Dyncorp. You should watch a V-22 fold up for carrier storage (3rd and 4th pictures on this page) cause you wouldn't be too far off the mark. V-22 Compilation - Youtube. You can see it done in this video at 0:56.
18 posted on 10/21/2007 6:02:52 AM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: Squantos

Osprey has some gun mount problems due to weight distribution and those big ass rotor/props. Guns aft can’t swing forward, and a chin gun was nixed due to weight. Now they are talking about chin guns again.


19 posted on 10/21/2007 6:27:59 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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Yeah that was first thing I looked at with those rotors coming down where there interfere with any waist door gunner’s field of fire when in forward flight. In Hover it may be a non issue.......

Ramp gun can make do fine w/ a M134 or Ma Deuce can get it done for hot LZ cover fire on extraction .......Waist guns can have a cutoff / block for when rotors transition to forward flight mode etc.......???

Wait and see....:o)


20 posted on 10/21/2007 12:13:41 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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