wow, i leave for a few days and when returning, find the most interesting postings!
Hoft, had no idea the Osprey was such a challenge to fly.
Here's a pic and specs of the Ospery V 22... (for those who arn't certain what the plane looks like and flying capabilities.
Primary Function: Amphibious assault transport of troops, equipment and supplies from assault ships and land bases
Contractor: Boeing Defense and Space Group, Philadelphia, PA; Bell Helicopter Textron, Ft Worth, TX; Allison Engine Company, Indianapolis, IN
Unit Cost: $40.1M (Total Program Recurring Flyaway, Constant Year, FY94$)
Two Allison T406-AD-400 turboshafts each rated at 6,150 shp (4586 kW) take-off and 5,890 shp (4392 kw) continuous running.
Length: 57' 4 inches - Spread
63 feet 0 inches - Folded
Width: 84' 7 inches - Spread
18 feet 5 inches - Folded
Height: 22 feet 1 inches - Spread
18 feet 1 inches - Folded
Empty: 31,886 lb (14463 kg) -- equipped
Maximum Takeoff: 60,000 lb (27442 kg) -- for STO
Speed: 316 mph (509 km/h / 275 kt) -- airplane mode
115 mph (185 km/h / 100 kt) -- helicopter mode
Ceiling: 26,000 feet (7925 m)
Range: 200nm Pre-Assault Raid with 18 troops
200nm Land Assault with 24 troops
Beth, glad you had a great time at the concert. Might want to check out the series "Life" airing on the Discovery Channel. Beautiful photography and sound track.
Hi ya Teeny, Alex, and dan.
Learned so much reading your postings also, dan. Thanks!