From what I’ve read, the ‘bugs’ have been worked out of these things and they’re pretty solid craft now. Leaks, etc., can happen in any aircraft.
The V-22 has failed to meet the operational requirements originally established for it, requirements that justified the program’s start almost 30 years ago.
Its costs have risen dramatically while its operational effectiveness is still in doubt and its safety record is problematic.
But what the Marine Corps wants the Marine Corps gets.
Some genius decided to put 5000 psi hydraulics on this thing.
Critical omission: Cheney was illegally diverting funds appropriated for the Osprey to other projects and only stopped when he was threatened with criminal prosecution. Try that outside of government and you end up in jail.
My SIL works on the Osprey powerplant at Rolls Royce engineering.
Having examined this vehicle up close at the airport, I have to say it’s somewhere between an engineering dream and nightmare.
God bless the boys and girls who ride on them.