The V-22 Osprey is easily one of our favorite aircraft in use today and this picture of it might be the coolest photo of the tiltrotor aircraft ever taken. Because of the haziness and the dust and the focus of the camera, it looks like the Osprey is about to turn on an invisible mode. Even cooler, is how the…
Just a perfect photo of a Marines MV-22 Osprey landing on the flight deck of the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry. The timing is lovely because it’s landing right through a rainbow, making the color of the aircraft (or at least the part that’s inside the rainbow) just a little more shimmery and different.
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Here’s a really great shot of a US marine cleaning the tilt rotors of a MV-22B Osprey. Seeing the rotors this close and seeing the marine get dwarfed by them and then not being able to see the rest of the aircraft makes it seem as if the rotors are connected to a monster of a machine. The Osprey is so damn cool.
The US Marines says this photo shows a MV-22B Osprey preparing to take off on top of a mountain in New Mexico. I think the picture is fantastic, the rear shot makes it look like the Osprey is being contemplative and its rotors are splitting the Sun at the perfect angle. Everything almost looks peaceful.
After a bit of a shaky start to its career, the V-22 Osprey is finally coming into its own. Following news that the Marine Corps could be properly arming the tilt-rotor aircraft in the near future, the USMC has announced that it's also considering a modular aerial refueling system for the V-22.
Would you want to walk into a gun fight only able to shoot at things behind you? Neither do Osprey pilots. That's why the DoD is outfitting the V-22 tilt-rotor fleet with some new, forward-firing rockets.
This serene snapshot is perhaps one of the most beautiful depictions of interdependence. That tiny aviation boatswain's mate signals a giant MV-22B Osprey launching from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island; so different in scale, yet they can't exist without each other. [U.S. Navy]
It really doesn't get more "America, fuck yeah!" than this osprey flying with his catch at the Kennedy Space Center. I know it could have been a bald eagle instead of an osprey, but whatever. Wild birds peacefully enjoying the place where the biggest birds are made and flown is a beautiful sight.
His is Technical Sergeant Edilberto Malave, 'from the 8th Special Operations Squadron flight engineer, conducting a preflight inspection of a CV-22 Osprey on Hurlburt Field, Florida.' But if you tell me it's Vin Diesel entering the set for a new Aliens movie, I will believe you. What an awesome cable mess.
From this perspective and in their fully folded stow position, the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey looks like a some weird spaceship concept. It's amazing how these things fold. It's fully automatic too. Here's a video showing the process:
Woohoo! Party aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer! But wait, who invited MV-22 Osprey? Ugh... It's not that I don't like Ospreys, it's just that sometimes they get so intense with the glow sticks. [Navy]
Buy your entire crew Osprey's Pixel Port backpack and make a back massaging chain, not for back massaging but for a massive circle where everyone can play Temple Run 2 and not feel so alone. The new backpack has a port and a see-through cover, so you never have to take it out.
Backpacking gear was my original obsession with technology. For even the most minor update to my kit, I read dozens of reviews, talk to my expert comrades, and then finally try it out myself.
When Apple is getting a new mobile gadget ready, they stick it in an anechoic chamber—a humungous room straight out of science fiction, where the entire external world is blocked out. The same goes for advanced aircraft.
Liu Chun Sheng isn't an engineer or a pilot, but he is the creator of a semi-operational seaplane that looks like a banged-up mini Osprey helicopter.
Forget the improbable promises of the Falx tiltrotor: Bell aircraft has rolled out its 609 civilian tiltrotor for real. Looking and flying like a smaller cousin of the military V22 Osprey, also a Bell vehicle, the 609 will undoubtedly please millionaire business people since it can perform all the rooftop-landing…