Ospreys in Italy

A line of MV-22 Osprey aircraft from Marine Medium Tilt-Rotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced) arrives at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, Sept. 10, 2010. The squadron is deployed aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), which is en route to provide relief to flood-stricken regions of Pakistan. (DoD photo by Lt. Cmdr. Dean Sears, U.S.Click to send Email image.

A line of MV-22 Osprey aircraft from Marine Medium Tilt-Rotor Squadron 266 (Reinforced) arrives at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, Sept. 10, 2010. The squadron is deployed aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), which is en route to provide relief to flood-stricken regions of Pakistan. (DoD photo by Lt. Cmdr. Dean Sears, U.S.Click to send Email image.

Comments

  1. It seems ‘Osprey’ is a great name for them. Like the bird, they are quite beautiful in flight and quite ugly on the ground.

    The bird, on the ground, looks as unpretty as a buzzard. The plane, on the ground, looks as unpretty as a bus with a wing jammed through it.

    (didn’t want to disappoint Mr. C :))

  2. OMG, that’s an awesome pic. Love or hate the Osprey.

    You’ve got a good eye, Murdoc!

    And for some reason, this jingle pops into my head:

    “Transformers. Robots in disguise!”

  3. Truly the Marines “aircraft of choice” for high speed/long distance vertical lift transport ops in Afghanistan!!

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