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Old 09-10-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default V-22 Osprey Floating ?

I build some components for the V-22 and I think some of my coworkers are mistaken about the birds abilities. They swear the aircraft can land, float, and take off in water, I have done some research and I do not see ANYWHERE on the net that being mentioned or pictures of the V-22 doing so, does anyone know the answer to this ???????
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I have not heard of this, I am unaware of any additional parts that would attach, such as pontoons to give it stability while sitting on the water.
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Guys,
The Osprey was designed to float in the water W/O rolling over, to allow passengers and crew time to escape if it were to land in the water. It was not designed to normally land and take-off from water.
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it will float, once
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I suspect that it will "float" in a slight hover just like a MH-47 will so that a Zodiac can be driven right into the back of from a river.....
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shhhhh. thats a secret
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Everything floats till it sinks.
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Before I retired I was with AFSOC and spoke with a pilot about this, his said "No". It looked like it could.
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CCC, are you thinking about using one to go fishing in? I can see the advantage for Lings.
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Guys,
The Osprey was designed to float in the water W/O rolling over, to allow passengers and crew time to escape if it were to land in the water. It was not designed to normally land and take-off from water.
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Correct, if it brought the engines to 100% while floating water would get sucked up the engine and flame out.
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