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1989 Boeing Vertol AV-22-LSOC Ghost by melkorius 1989 Boeing Vertol AV-22-LSOC Ghost by melkorius
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, military, tiltrotor 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.[4] 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 is supplementing and will eventually replace their 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 both combat and rescue operations over Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
As a rendered model, it's a 50-fotter. Viewed from closer than 50 feet, the deficiencies show up. beyond 50 feet, it looks gorgeous. I think we're standing just inside that 50 foot circle.
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
But it still looks good. I can still see where effort went into this render.
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HerNameIsDren Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Oh this looks awesome
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melkorius Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Tks friend :D
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Quesocito Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice man! :)
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melkorius Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thks friend :D
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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SpectreLN Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great man :)
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome render! That glass looks choice! :D
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