V-22 Osprey

Operator: Israel
Status: On Hold
Number: 6
Cost: $1.18 billion
Acquired: Requested January 2014Delayed October 2014
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Role: Tiltrotor tranport
Manufacturer: Boeing and Bell Helicopter
Introduced: March 19, 1989 (First flight)
Power plant: 2 x Rolls Royce AE1107C Liberty gas-turbine engines
Thrust: 6,150 shp per engine
Rotor diameter: 38 ft (11.6 m)
Width (total): 84.6 ft (25.6 m)
Length (total): 57.3 ft (17.5 m)
Height (total): 22.1 ft (6.7 m)
Weight (empty): 33,459 lb (15, 177 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 52,600 lb (23,859 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 1,721 gallons (6,513 liters)
Speed: 322.2 mph (510 km/h)
Ceiling : 24,000 ft (7,315 m)
Hover Ceiling: 5,700 ft (1.737 m)
Range: Combat Radius: 483.3 miles (777.8 km)
Ferry Range: 1,035.7 miles (1,666.8 km)
Crew: 4
Cargo: 24 troops or 15,000 lb (6,804 kg)
Armament: 1 x 7.62mm M240 or 12.5mm (.50 cal) M2 machine gun mounted on the rear ramp
Radar/Sensors: AN/APN-194 Radar Altimeters
AN/APX-123 Identification Friend or Foe System
Countermeasures/Defenses: AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receiver System
AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser System
AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System
Misc Systems: 6 AN/ARN-147 Very High Frequency (VHF) Omni-directional Range (VOR) Instrument Landing System (ILS) Beacon Navigation Systems
AN/ARN-147 Very High Frequency (VHF) Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Instrument Landing System
Multi-Band Radios
AN/ASN-163 Miniature Airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) Receivers (MAGR)
Notes: Israel reportedly canceled its purchase of V-22s in order to pay for a second batch of F-35s.


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