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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey vertical takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey vertical takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B interior at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B interior at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B interior at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B interior at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B interior at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B interior at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B interior at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B interior at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Maj. Wayne Dirkes, a CV-22 test pilot from the 413th Flight Test Squadron, piloted the CV-22 during its final flight to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Maj. Wayne Dirkes, a CV-22 test pilot from the 413th Flight Test Squadron, piloted the CV-22 during its final flight to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Crewmembers from the CV-22's final flight to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Crewmembers from the CV-22's final flight to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 12, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Popp)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B in the restoration hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being towed into a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being towed into a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in a restoration building at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- A CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., provides a fly over for the public before the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Sept. 15, 2016. The aircraft and crew landed at the museum in tribute to the Green Hornets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- A CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., provides a fly over for the public before the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Sept. 15, 2016. The aircraft and crew landed at the museum in tribute to the Green Hornets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio -- A CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., provides a fly over for the public before the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Sept. 15, 2016. The aircraft and crew landed at the museum in tribute to the Green Hornets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- A CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., provides a fly over for the public before the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Sept. 15, 2016. The aircraft and crew landed at the museum in tribute to the Green Hornets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio -- A CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., provides a fly over for the public before the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Sept. 15, 2016. The aircraft and crew landed at the museum in tribute to the Green Hornets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- A CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., provides a fly over for the public before the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Sept. 15, 2016. The aircraft and crew landed at the museum in tribute to the Green Hornets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio -- A CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., lands at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Sept. 15, 2016 before the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony. The aircraft and crew landed at the museum in tribute to the Green Hornets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- A CV-22 Osprey aircraft assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., lands at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Sept. 15, 2016 before the Green Hornet Dedication ceremony. The aircraft and crew landed at the museum in tribute to the Green Hornets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

Emergency medical technicians participating in the 2016 EMT Rodeo exit a CV-22 Osprey at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., Aug. 25, 2016. Cannon Air Force Base’s EMT Rodeo tests the skills of medical professionals from across the Air Force through a series of innovative, high-pressure scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)
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Emergency medical technicians participating in the 2016 EMT Rodeo exit a CV-22 Osprey at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., Aug. 25, 2016. Cannon Air Force Base’s EMT Rodeo tests the skills of medical professionals from across the Air Force through a series of innovative, high-pressure scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being washed on Jan. 26, 2017 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The aircraft was then moved into it's new location in the Cold War Gallery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being washed on Jan. 26, 2017 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The aircraft was then moved into it's new location in the Cold War Gallery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being moved into position in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. This restoration crew member worked as part of a team to complete the gallery reconfiguration on Jan. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being moved into position in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. This restoration crew member worked as part of a team to complete the gallery reconfiguration on Jan. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being moved into position in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The restoration crew members worked as part of a team to complete the gallery reconfiguration on Jan. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being moved into position in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The restoration crew members worked as part of a team to complete the gallery reconfiguration on Jan. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being moved into position in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The restoration crew members worked as part of a team to complete the gallery reconfiguration on Jan. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being moved into position in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The restoration crew members worked as part of a team to complete the gallery reconfiguration on Jan. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey and the Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The restoration crew members worked as part of a team to complete the gallery reconfiguration on Jan. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey and the Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The restoration crew members worked as part of a team to complete the gallery reconfiguration on Jan. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being moved into its new home in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Jan. 26, 2017.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock
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DAYTON, Ohio -- The Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey being moved into its new home in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Jan. 26, 2017.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock

The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces.

Built by Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and the Boeing Co., the CV-22 is a Special Operation Forces variant of the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey. Equipped with integrated threat countermeasures, terrain-following radar, forward-looking infrared sensor (FLIR) and other advanced avionics systems, the CV-22 can operate at low altitude, in bad weather and high-threat environments. The first operational CV-22 was delivered to Air Force Special Operations Command's 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., in November 2006.

The Osprey at the museum was originally built as a preproduction aircraft for the U.S. Navy (serial number 165839). In 2005 this aircraft was modified into a CV-22B and was designated an Additional Test Asset (ATA). At Edwards AFB, Calif., it flew more than 200 developmental test missions. Transferred to the U.S. Air Force in 2007, it received the serial number 99-0021 and was assigned to the 413th Flight Test Squadron, at Hurlburt Field. Completing over 400 additional test missions, it was flown to the museum in December 2013.

TECHNICAL NOTES:
Crew:
Four (pilot, copilot and two flight engineers)
Armament: One .50-cal. machine gun on ramp
Engines: Two Rolls Royce-Allison AE1107C turbo shaft engines with more than 6,200 shaft hp per engine
Load: 24 troops (seated), 32 troops (floor loaded) or 10,000 lbs. of cargo
Maximum cruising speed: 277 mph
Range: Combat radius of 575 miles with 1 internal auxiliary fuel tank; unlimited range with aerial refueling
Ceiling: 25,000 ft.
Wingspan: 84 ft., 7 in. (rotary diameter: 38 ft.)
Length: 57 ft., 4 in.

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