Quantity: 360 MV-22s. 50 more are designated as CV-22 for use by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and another 48 are designated HV-22 for use by the Navy. “M” denotes the Marine Corps variant.
Predecessor: The Osprey is replacing the Marine Corps’ CH-46E helicopter. Squadrons, including Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 (VMM-166) are redesignated from HMM to VMM as the transition takes place and CH-46 pilots are being retrained for the tiltrotor.
Transition time: 18 months between when an HMM stand-down to VMM pre-deployment training
Crew: 4 – Pilot, Co-Pilot, 2 enlisted crew chiefs
Passengers: 24 troop seats
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Liberty AE1107C
Speed: 280 knots
Altitude ceiling: 24,700 feet
Fuel Capacity: 1,721 gallons
Length: 57 feet 4 inches, nose-to-tail
Proprotor rotation diameter: 38 feet 1 inch
Wingspan/rotation width: About 46 feet wingtip-to-wingtip; 84 feet 7 inches clearance with proprotor rotation
Body width: 15 feetHeight: 22 feet 1 inch wheels-to-rotor
Size when stowed for shipboard compatibility: 18 feet 11 inches width, 63 feet length, 18 feet 3 inches height
Flight radius: With 24 passengers, the Osprey reaches 325nm unrefueled; 600nm with 1 refueling. The CH-46E radius in 75nm.
Lift capability: 20,000 lbs
Cargo hooks: 2 external cargo hooks
June 2007: the MV-22B reached initial operational capability
100,000: V-22 program flight hours exceeded in Feb. 2011