Ospreys on the Wasp

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263, Marine Aircraft Group 29, prepare for flight on the deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is on surge deployment to the Middle East carrying the Osprey to its first combat deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary L. Borden

As is usually the case, click the image for a larger version. For more on the first Osprey combat deployment, see Trading rotors for wings


  1. I know the Osprey has had it’s teething difficulties, but I think it’s going to add some much needed improved capabilities into the MC (and anyone else smart enough to use it………….OMG, did I just accuse the Marines of being smart? LOL!). Only time will tell if the absence of any forward firing weapon systems was a good idea or not. Guess if it wasn’t the retrofitting will commence