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v-22 Osprey US Air Force

History of this Model in this Organisation:

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-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.

New and Upgraded CV-22 Training Devices for USAF, 01-Sep-11 : The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between The Boeing Company and Bell Helicopter – Textron, has received a $34 million order from the U.S. Air Force for three new CV-22 training devices and an upgrade to an existing device.

FlightSafety to design CV-22 Flight Training Devices, 20-Jun-11 : LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract from Bell Helicopter for two CV-22 flight training devices.

Units with this Model in this Organisation:

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

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Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: 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: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1005, ff?; del usaf as CV-22B, 02-0+
    D1006 cv-22b     02-0025: Bell-Boeing CV-22B; made precautionary landing in Arizona on+
2011 71st SOS
29aug13 pictured at Fort Worth, Texas
    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: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1008, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 04-0+
    D1009 cv-22b     05-0028: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1009, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 05-0+
USAF; oct08 8th SOS visit Lajes
    D1010 cv-22b     05-0029: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1010, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 05-0+
    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
    D1015 cv-22b 2008     07-0034: Bell-Boeing CV-22B, c/n D1015, ff?; del USAF as CV-22B, 07-0+
01feb11 pictured with 8th SOS at Hurlburt Field, Florida
May12 20th SOS
    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     09-0040: USAF CV-22B 0040; 26jan11 pictured with 8th SOS at Hurlburt +
May12 20th SOS
    D1022 cv-22b 2010     09-0041: USAF; 2011 8th SOS
    D1023 cv-22b 2011     09-0042: USAF; 23May11 static display at the Andrews 2011 Open House
    D1024 cv-22b 2011     09-0043: USAF
    D1025 cv-22b 2011     09-0044: USAF, 2011 20th SOS, 27th SOW
    D1026 cv-22b     09-0045: USAF; 2012 8th SOS
    D1027 cv-22b 2011     10-0046: USAF d/d Dec11; Jan13 20th SOS
    D1028 cv-22b     10-0047: USAF; 2012 8th SOS
    D1029 cv-22b     10-0048: USAF; 2012 20th SOS
    D1030 cv-22b 2012     10-0049: USAF, 2013
    D1031 cv-22b 2012     10-0050: USAF, 2012
    D1032 cv-22b 2012     11-0051: USAF, 2012
    D1033 cv-22b 2012     11-0052: USAF, 2012
    D1034 cv-22b 2012     11-0053: USAF, 2012
    D1035 cv-22b 2012     11-0054: USAF; 2012 8th SOS
    D1036 cv-22b     11-0057: USAF; Jun13 352 SOG ( 7th SOS? ); 24jun13 pictured arriving+
    D1037 cv-22b     11-0058: USAF, Jun13 352 SOG ( 7th SOS? ); 24jun13 pictured arriving +
    D1039 cv-22b     11-0059: USAF; Nov13 7th SOS
    D1040 cv-22b     11-0060: USAF; Nov13 7th SOS
23jul14 pictured at RAF Mildenhall
    D1041 cv-22b     11-0061: USAF; Jan14 8th SOS
    cv-22b 2012     11-0055: USAF; 2012 8th SOS
    cv-22b     11-0056: USAF, 2012 20th SOS, 27th SOW
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