Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey VMMT-204 "Raptors" MCAS New River, USMC 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model
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1:72 Scale Diecast Metal – Bell Boeing V-22 VMMT-204 Raptors MCAS New River - USMC – 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.
The propellers have articulation points that allows them to pivot and fold. The wings of the vehicle can rotate 90 degrees as to be align along the fuselage.
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 blades are so big that they would interfere with the ground.
This is not a toy, it is a display model recommended for 14 and older.
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.
The V-22 originated from the United States Department of Defense Joint-service Vertical take-off/landing Experimental (JVX) aircraft program started in 1981. The team of Bell Helicopter and Boeing Helicopters was awarded a development contract in 1983 for the tiltrotor aircraft. The Bell Boeing team jointly produce the aircraft. The V-22 first flew in 1989, and began flight testing and design alterations; the complexity and difficulties of being the first tiltrotor intended for military service in the world led to many years of development.
The United States Marine Corps began crew training for the Osprey in 2000, and fielded it in 2007; it supplemented and then replaced their Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knights. The Osprey's other operator, the U.S. Air Force, fielded their version of the tiltrotor in 2009. Since entering service with the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force, the Osprey has been deployed in transportation and medivac operations over Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Kuwait.