|Top speed||~ 556 km/h|
|Service ceiling||~ 7,620 m|
|Fuel capacity||1000 fuel units|
- Troop transport
|«||The V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission tilt-rotor military transport aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing (STOL) abilities. It is designed to operate in a similar capacity to conventional helicopters but with the long range and high speed performance of a turboprop cruiser. The V-22 is able to reach speeds of 509 kph and can transport up to 32 passengers or up to 7 tons of cargo.
The Osprey is a multi-mission V/STOL-capable tiltrotor aircraft that uses three-bladed turboprop engines fitted on the end of each wing.
It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.
Exclusively used by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Osprey serves as their alternate heavy transport aircraft that can more than twice as many troops as the MH-60S helicopter. As it primarily operates off amphibious assault ships like the USS Khe Sanh, its engines and wings can be folded to allow for easier storage aboard LHDs.
The Osprey's main advantage over its conventional rotary-wing counterparts is its ability to transition from and into fixed-wing flight mode.
This allows it to fly at a much faster speed over greater distances. Once the Osprey reaches its destination, it can quickly revert back into rotary flight to land vertically into enclosed areas without the need for a landing strip like the C-130.
Because the Osprey is completely unarmed, it is ill-advised to attempt drop offs or pickups at landing zones with enemies nearby as the Osprey cannot defend itself. Similarly, avoiding enemy fire while the nacelles are vectored for VTOL mode is close to impossible as the Osprey's manoeuvrability is virtually non-existent.
It has a crew of two consisting of the pilot and a co-pilot. The Osprey is able to transport up to twenty three passengers in its rear compartment (the co-pilot is treated as the twenty fourth passenger).
The Osprey has a base armour value of 25.
The Osprey's hull can only withstand 25 points of damage. Depletion of the hull's integrity will instantly result in a total loss.
The Osprey does not have a Missile Approach Warning System and will not warn the pilot of incoming missiles already in mid-flight.
The Osprey does not possess a Radar Warning Receiver and cannot alert the pilot of being locked-onto by radar-based targeting systems.
The Osprey lacks an Infrared Warning Receiver, and will not warn the pilot of being targeted by infrared-based weapon systems.
- Unlike both the F-35B and AV-8B, the Osprey was not initially "upgraded" to use countermeasure flares with the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack; in spite of the fact that its real-life counterpart has the capability to do so.
- It did however obtain an IRST scanner for tracking ground targets, but still lacks other defensive avionics like a radar warning receiver (RWR).
- Defensive countermeasures were finally added following the release of the Community Configuration Project updates, though they are exclusively available to the Steam versions only without manually patching non-Steam versions of ArmA 2.
- Contrary to its Armoury Description, the in-game Osprey is limited to carrying only twenty three passengers at a time. While the real Osprey is capable of transporting thirty two passengers, this is only possible provided that they either stand or sit on the floor of the passenger cabin.
- Early screenshots released during the pre-Alpha phase of ArmA 3's development showed the Osprey in-game. In addition, a submerged wreck can also be found just south of the Stratis Airbase, though the actual model for the functional version can no longer be found in the game files.
- It was later explained that alongside the F-38 fighter jet, the Osprey was only ever meant to be a placeholder used to test the fixed-wing flight model and aircraft PhysX interaction.
- The Osprey's spiritual successor would eventually arrive in the form of the V-44X Blackfish with the release of the Apex DLC, though the Blackfish is significantly larger in comparison and features a separately armed variant as well.
Aircraft of comparable role and configuration
- CH-47F Chinook/Chinook HC4 (U.S. Army/British Army counterpart, ArmA 2: OA/ArmA 2: BAF only)
- V-44X Blackfish (NATO successor, ArmA 3: Apex only)
|USMC - Vehicles (ArmA 2)|
|Wheeled||HMMWV • LAV-25 • Motorcycle • Mountain bike • MTVR • Towing Tractor|
|Tracked||AAVP-7A1 • M1 Abrams (M1A2 TUSK) • M270 MLRS|
|Rotor-wing||AH-1Z • AH-64D • UH-1Y • MH-60S|
|Fixed-wing||A-10 Thunderbolt II • AV-8B Harrier • C-130J Hercules • F-35 Lightning II • MQ-9 Reaper • MV-22 Osprey|
|Aquatic||CRRC • RHIB|
|(Parenthesis) denote variants.|