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  • US Air Force v-22 Osprey
  • US Air Force v-22 Osprey
The USAF Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) replaced the MH-53 Pave Low with the CV-22B Osprey variant which is equipped with extra fuel tanks, terrain-following radar and many advanced defensive electronic systems.

On November 2008, took place USAF first operational deployment when four CV-22B were sent to Mali during Exercise Flintlock. The Ospreys flew nonstop from their base at Hurlburt Field, Florida doing aerial refueling. 8th SOS (Special Operations Squadron) reached Initial Operational Capability on 16 March 2009.

In June 2009, 8th SOS flew humanitarian missions in Honduras and later that year performed a three-month deployment in Iraq.

On 9 April 2010, USAF CV-22B 06-0031 crashed near Qalat, Zabul Province, Afghanistan, killing four.

On 13 June 2012, 8th SOS CV-22B 06-0032 crash on the Eglin Range, north of Navarre, Florida during a routine training mission, the five crew members aboard were taken to local area hospitals. A combat loss replacement aircraft was ordered the same month.

On January 2013, further 3 new CV-22 were ordered following by another 7 in June.

On 21 December 2013, three CV-22 Ospreys while attempting to evacuate US citizens from the town of Bor, South Sudan were hit by small-arms fire by rebel forces forcing them to diverted to Entebbe, Uganda

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CV-22B Osprey Crew Received Highest Honors, 22-Oct-15 : USAF 20th Special Operations Squadron CV-22B Osprey crew received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with Valor for their actions on Dec. 5, 2014.

USAF CV-22 Osprey Squadron Headed for Japan, 11-May-15 : An USAF special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey will be based at Yokota Air Base, Japan from 2017

Binding Material to Save Osprey Engines, 02-Feb-15 : USAF 58th Special Operations Wing has a plan to mitigate aircraft engine damage that happens during training missions using a biodegradable binding material at practice landing zones.

CV-22 Osprey to the USAF National Museum, 03-Dec-13 : DAYTON, Ohio National Museum of the U.S. Air Force by Sarah Swan - One of the U.S. Air Force's more unique aircraft is scheduled to arrive at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

CV-22s arrived to RAF Mildenhall, 25-Jun-13 : RAF MILDENHALL, England by Tech. Sgt. Stacia Zachary 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs - The 352nd Special Operations Group resurrected a key capability June 24, 2013, when two CV-22B Ospreys touched down here.

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2013/now7th SOSUK RAF Mildenhall
2008/now20th SOS Cannon AFB
Hurlburt Field
2007/now8th SOS Hurlburt Field
2005/now71st SOS Kirtland AFB

Construction Numbers Help Us

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    D0007 MV-22 1997     4939: CV-22 USAF CV-22, ex 164939
retired in 2008
US Marine Corps 164939: Bell-Boeing MV-22 c/n D0007, ff 05Feb97; accepted USN a+
    D0009 MV-22 1997     4941: CV-22 USAF CV-22, ex 164941
retired in 2008
US Marine Corps 164941: Bell-Boeing MV-22 c/n D0009, ff 15Jul97; accepted USN a+
    D0025 mv-22b 2001     99-0021: CV-22 USAF CV-22, ex 165839
May13 used as test platform
30jul13 CV-22 type pictured departing Navy Fort Worth in 412+
Additional Test Asset (ATA) used for test new software and h+
31oct13 retired and put on display at USAF National Museum, +
Dec13 preserved at USAF National Museum, Dayton, Ohio
US Marine Corps 165839: Bell-Boeing MV-22B c/n D0025, ff?; accepted USN as MV-2+
    D1005 cv-22b     02-0024: USAF CV-22B d/d 71st SOS Edwards AFB
Jul06 71st SOS Kirtland AFB
15mar08 picture during Air Fiesta 08 at Mathis Field in San +
Sep13 asg 71st SOS
    D1006 cv-22b     02-0025: Bell-Boeing CV-22B; made precautionary landing in Arizona on+
2011 71st SOS
29aug13 pictured at Fort Worth, Texas
16aug15 asg 71st SOS visit Lincoln, Nebraska
    D1007 cv-22b     04-0026: USAF CV-22B d/d 01Mar06
Mar06 asg 71st SOS
16mar07 pictured (bot) with 40th HS crews during a visit to +
Sep13 still with 71st SOS
    D1008 cv-22b     04-0027: USAF CV-22B; 8th SOS, Hulbert Field, FL
May06 71st SOS, Kirtland AFB; Sep13 still
26may06 picture taking part on movie Transformers. AS350B2 N+
    D1009 cv-22b     05-0028: USAF CV-22B; 8th SOS, Hulbert Field, FL
27jun07 asg 8th SOS training with Navy SEAL at Lake Jackson +
Oct08 8th SOS visit Lajes
Oct11 71st SOS, Kirtland AFB; Dec13 still
    D1010 cv-22b     05-0029: USAF CV-22B; 8th SOS, Hulbert Field, FL
Jan12 71st SOS, Kirtland AFB; Sep13 still
    D1011 cv-22b     05-0030: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1011, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 05-0+
USAF; oct08 8th SOS visit Lajes
Oct11 20th SOS
    D1012 cv-22b 2007     06-0031: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1012, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 06-0+
oct08 8th SOS visit Lajes
    D1013 cv-22b 2006     06-0032: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1013, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 06-0+
Oct08 8th SOS visit Lajes
w/o 13jun12. 8th SOS crash on the Eglin Range, north of Nava+
    D1014 cv-22b 2007     07-0033: USAF; end Mar-Apr11 tdy Mildenhall 20th SOS
Oct12 8th SOS
01jul15 at RAF Mildenhall
    D1015 cv-22b 2008     07-0034: USAF CV-22B 2008; 8th SOS, 1st SOW
01feb11 pictured with 8th SOS at Hurlburt Field, FL
May12 20th SOS
Dec13 71st SOS Kirtland AFB
    D1016 cv-22b     08-0035: 26jan11 USAF CV-22B 0035 pictured with 8th SOS at Hurlburt F+
    D1017 cv-22b     08-0036: May12 20th SOS
    D1018 cv-22b 2008     08-0037: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1018, ff?; ordered as 07-0037, but +
USAF; end Mar-Apr11 tdy Mildenhall 20th SOS
    D1019 cv-22b     08-0038: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1019, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 08-0+
USAF; end Mar-Apr11 tdy Mildenhall 20th SOS
    D1020 cv-22b     08-0039: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1020, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 08-0+
USAF; end Mar-Apr11 tdy Mildenhall 20th SOS
    D1021 cv-22b 2010     08-0040: USAF CV-22B 0040; 26jan11 pictured with 8th SOS at Hurlburt +
May12 20th SOS
    D1022 cv-22b 2010     09-0041: USAF; 2011 8th SOS; 2014 still
    D1023 cv-22b 2011     09-0042: USAF; 23May11 8th SOS static display at the Andrews 2011 Ope+
    D1024 cv-22b 2011     09-0043: USAF; 2013 8th SOS; 2014 still
    D1025 cv-22b 2011     09-0044: USAF, 2011 20th SOS, 27th SOW; 2014 still
    D1026 cv-22b     09-0045: USAF; 2012 8th SOS
    D1027 cv-22b 2011     09-0046: USAF d/d Dec11; Jan13 20th SOS; 2014 7th SOS; Apr15 rtn to U+
    D1028 cv-22b 2012     10-0052: USAF; 2013 20th SOS
    D1029 cv-22b 2012     10-0053: USAF; 2013 8th SOS
    D1030 cv-22b 2012     10-0054: USAF; 2012 8th SOS
    D1031 cv-22b 2012     10-0055: USAF; 2012 8th SOS; 2014 still
    D1032 cv-22b     10-0056: USAF; 2013 20th SOS, 27th SOW; 2015 still
    D1033 cv-22b     08-0047: USAF; 2012 8th SOS; 2015 still
    D1034 cv-22b     08-0048: USAF; 2012 20th SOS; 2015 still
    D1035 cv-22b 2012     08-0049: USAF; 2014 20th SOS
    D1036 cv-22b     11-0057: USAF; Jun13 7th SOS, 352 SOG; 24jun13 pictured (top) arrivin+
19jul15 7th SOS pictured (bot) at RIAT 2015
    D1037 cv-22b     11-0058: USAF, Jun13 352 SOG ( 7th SOS? ); 24jun13 pictured (top) arr+
Jan14 at Pisa San Giusto, Italy
17dec14 pictured (bot) with 7th SOS at Newquay Airport, UK
    D1038 cv-22b 2012     08-0050: USAF; 2015 7th SOS
19jul15 7th SOS pictured at RIAT 2015, UK
    D1039 cv-22b     11-0059: USAF; Nov13 7th SOS
    D1040 cv-22b     11-0060: USAF; Nov13 7th SOS
23jul14 pictured at RAF Mildenhall
30oct15 picture (bot) with Portuguese High Altitude Paratroo+
    D1041 cv-22b     11-0061: USAF; Jan14 8th SOS
    D1042 cv-22b 2012     08-0051: USAF, 2014 8th SOS
    D1043 cv-22b     12-0062: USAF; 2015 7th SOS
19jul15 7th SOS pictured at RIAT 2015, UK
    D1044 cv-22b     12-0063: USAF; 2015 7th SOS
Oct15 picture with Italian special forces during Trident Jun+
    D1045 cv-22b     12-0064: USAF; 2015 7th SOS
    D1046 cv-22b     12-0065: USAF
    D1047 cv-22b     12-0066: USAF; 2015 20th SOS
    D1048 cv-22b     12-0067: USAF
    D1049 cv-22b     13-0068: USAF from Apr15
    48 C/N found in this Organisation

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