An F-35 refueling right in front of your face as you hang out the back of a KC-130 tanker aircraft is cool, but what about a V-22 Osprey? That tilt-rotor has 38-foot-wide spinning blades of death attached to each engine, and it’s sort of terrifying.
Here’s a really great shot of a US marine cleaning the tilt rotors of a MV-22B Osprey. Seeing the rotors this close and seeing the marine get dwarfed by them and then not being able to see the rest of the aircraft makes it seem as if the rotors are connected to a monster of a machine. The Osprey is so damn cool.
Combat controllers from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron work with Chilean military personnel as they fast-rope from a CV-22 Osprey during the Emerald Warrior exercises near Hurlburt Field in Florida. While the fast-rope, rappelling warfare exercise is fascinating, the begging question is where do the glowing rings…