1:72 Scale Diecast Metal – Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey VMM-365, “Blue Knights” – Length: 9.75" Wingspan: 8.75”
This Osprey model has a landing gear that is fixed in the extended position and the box includes a metal stand where the model can be attached for display. The stand is made entirely of metal, it is very sturdy and it is held together by a nut/screw assembly. The wheels can roll freely and are quite smooth (so be careful where you put this thing, or it could roll downhill). The fuselage is all metal.
This model comes with two sets of propellers, one that are fixed and one that have articulations that allow the propellers to fold.
This models has a few interesting features. The most obvious one is that the engines can rotate 90 degrees. If the model were to be displayed on its landing gear, then the engines would have to be rotated "up" since the propeller are so big that they would interfere with the ground. If one looks carefully at the photos, one will notice that the wings have movable surfaces. These surfaces, however, are spring loaded so they don't stay in position; they are indeed movable but they will not stay in the "down" position, they will just spring back to their natural position (that is why it is not noticeable in the photos). The wings can also rotate 90 degrees to be aligned along the fuselage, again, this is to pose the model in storage mode. Lastly, the door at the rear of the craft is operable and it is held in place in the closed positions by magnets
The maker of the model, Air Force 1, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The box measures 13 inches by 6 inches by 5 inches.
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.