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CMV-22B completes first flight

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posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 06:43 PM
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The Bell CMV-22B has completed its first flight in Amarillo, at the Bell factory. The CMV-22 is based on the V-22 Osprey, and will replace the C-2A Greyhound in the Carrier Onboard Delivery role. Structurally it's an Osprey, but it adds fuel tanks to the landing gear wells, to increase the range from 860 nautical miles to 1165 nautical miles.

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posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 07:32 PM
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Did they beef up the cargo floor at all? I honestly haven't followed it. I think it's an interesting idea, but a mistake. We'll see how it goes.



posted on Jan, 21 2020 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

They're not saying a lot about all the changes, but all they've mentioned for the cargo area is improved lighting, and a PA system for the passengers.



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 02:33 AM
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What's the fuel efficiency per pound of cargo for the CMV-22B versus the C-2A?



posted on Jan, 22 2020 @ 04:56 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

No idea yet. They demonstrated an MV-22, but not much is known about the CMV yet.



posted on Feb, 5 2020 @ 06:44 PM
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The first aircraft arrived at Pax River, and HX-21 took delivery for testing.



posted on Feb, 5 2020 @ 10:11 PM
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I think its a mistake and more kowtowing to keep the 22 viable for the USMC. The revised C-2 would have way more range than this flying death trap that the USMC insisted was necessary for their obsolete mission but I digress



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