MV-22B Osprey for Microsoft Flight Simulator review

A hybrid helicopter and fixed-wing turboprop aircraft

I’ll start this article by admitting that military tiltrotor aircraft are a little outside my wheelhouse! I typically have had some hand in testing or some real-world experience with the aircraft type or scenery location that I review for PC Pilot but time on type with the V-22 Osprey is exclusively reserved for the United States and Japanese Defense Force in the real world.

Cruising over the Nevada backcountry, with the blade tip LED lights showing the huge scale of the rotor blades.
Cruising over the Nevada back country, with the blade tip LED lights showing the huge scale of the rotor blades. Orbx


The V-22 Osprey combines the best of two concepts, functioning as a hybrid between a tandem-rotor transport helicopter and a conventional fixed-wing turboprop aircraft. The design’s conceptualisation stemmed from Operation Eagle Claw - a failed extraction of hostages from the US Embassy in Tehran. It was post this event that the US military sought an aircraft that could take off and land vertically but also had the ability for long-range high-speed cruise flight.

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