V-22 Osprey Special Edition CD

Price: $19.95

  • CD contains 6 magazines
  • All in Acrobat PDF format
  • Print a personal copy
  • Allow 1 week for US delivery

June 1983

  • Curtiss X-19 VTOL
  • High Flight, Part 1 of the U-2 Story

July 1984

  • Vought’s XC-142, Origins of VTOL Flight
  • Return of the Thunderbirds
  • Ernst Heinkel and his Empire

May 1989

  • Tilt-Rotor & the V-22 Osprey
  • Shoo, Shoo, Shoo Baby, A Classic B-17 Restored

June 1989

  • V-22 Osprey, the Tilt-Rotor King
  • Arado 234 Blitz Bomber
  • RAF Bomber Command, the Great Firestorm Raids

August 1989

  • Can the V-22 Osprey be Rescued from Oblivion?
  • T-38, F-5, F-20, Northrop’s Light Brigade

March 1994

  • What happened to the V-22 Osprey?
  • Flight the Berlin Airlift
  • Ultimate P-6E Hawk
  • Dornier Bombers of the Luftwaffe

Bonus Features

  • History of the XV-15
  • V-22 Osprey 2010 Guidebook
  • V-22 Osprey 2012 GuideBook
  • V-22 Osprey 2014 Guidebook
  • Over 400 photos of the XV-15 and V-22

Vital Statistics

v22-diagramGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: Four (pilot, copilot and two flight engineers/crew chiefs)
  • Capacity: 24 troops (seated), 32 troops (floor loaded), or 20,000 lb (9,070 kg) of internal cargo, or up to 15,000 lb (6,800 kg) of external cargo (dual hook), 1× Growler light internally transportable ground vehicle
  • Length: 57 ft 4 in (17.5 m)
  • Rotor diameter: 38 ft 0 in (11.6 m)
  • Wingspan: 45 ft 10 in (14 m)
  • Width with rotors: 84 ft 7 in (25.8 m)
  • Height: 22 ft 1 in/6.73 m; overall with nacelles vertical (17 ft 11 in/5.5 m; at top of tailfins)
  • Disc area: 2,268 ft² (212 m²)
  • Wing area: 301.4 ft² (28 m²)
  • Empty weight: 33,140 lb (15,032 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 47,500 lb (21,500 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 60,500 lb (27,400 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Allison T406/AE 1107C-Liberty turboshafts, 6,150 hp (4,590 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 275 knots (509 km/h, 316 mph[230]) at sea level / 305 kn (565 km/h; 351 mph) at 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
  • Cruise speed: 241 kn (277 mph, 446 km/h) at sea level
  • Stall speed: 110 kn[53] (126 mph, 204 km/h) in airplane mode
  • Range: 879 nmi (1,011 mi, 1,627 km)
  • Combat radius: 390 nmi (426 mi, 722 km)
  • Ferry range: 1,940 nmi (2,230 mi, 3,590 km) with auxiliary internal fuel tanks
  • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,320 – 4,000[53] ft/min (11.8 m/s)
  • Glide ratio: 4.5:1
  • Disc loading: 20.9 lb/ft² at 47,500 lb GW (102.23 kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 0.259 hp/lb (427 W/kg)

Armament

  • 1× 7.62 mm (0.308 in) M240 machine gun or 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine gun on ramp, removable
  • 1× 7.62 mm (.308 in) GAU-17 minigun, belly-mounted, retractable, video remote control in the Remote Guardian System [optional]

xv15-diagramGeneral characteristics

  • Crew: Two (pilot, copilot)
  • Length: 42 ft 1 in (12.83 m
  • Wingspan: 57 ft 2 in (17.42 m) with turning rotors)
  • Rotor diameter: 25 ft (7.62 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)
  • Airfoil: NACA 64A015
  • Empty weight: 10,083 lb (4,574 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 13,000 lb (6,000 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Avco Lycoming LTC1K-4K (modified T53-L-13B) turboshaft engine, 1,550 shp (1,156 kW) each
  • Engine power ratings:
  • 1,550 shp (1,156 kW) normal takeoff power (10 min max)
  • 1,802 shp (1,354 kW) emergency power (2 min max)
  • Fuel weight: 1,436 lb (651 kg)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 300 knots (345 mph, 557 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 100 knots when in airplane mode ()
  • Range: 445 nmi (515 mi, 825 km)
  • Service ceiling: 29,500 ft (8,840 m)
  • Disc loading: 13.2 lb/ft² (73 kg/m²[10])
  • Power loading: 1.35 kg/kW[10]
  • Hovering altitude: 8,800 ft (2,635 m) out of ground effect