Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey, 168228 from VMM-266

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey, 168228 from VMM-266

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.

Machine shown here is Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey, 168228 from VMM-266. On 23 March 2007, the “Griifins” were reactivated and became the third combat squadron to field the MV-22 “Osprey”. The squadron is now designated Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 (VMM-266).

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All photos- Mark Nankivil