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Marine Corpsí NC air base undergoing big expansion ($140 million mega-hangar - V-22 Osprey)
My Fox 8 ^ | 3/05/12 | Ryan Sullivan

Posted on 03/06/2012 1:56:17 AM PST by Libloather

Marine Corps’ NC air base undergoing big expansion
Posted on: 10:05 am, March 5, 2012, by Ryan Sullivan

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. — The military’s big expansion in North Carolina continues as the Marine Corps builds a $140 million mega-hangar to hold four squadrons of a revolutionary aircraft.

**SNIP**

...preparing to break ground on one of the Marine Corps’ largest single structures. The super hangar will house dozens of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: hangar; marine; marineaviation; militaryspending; mv22; navair; nc; osprey; usmc; v22

1 posted on 03/06/2012 1:56:30 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

will be handy to deploy


2 posted on 03/06/2012 2:13:25 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: SF_Redux

While NC is secure, why build such a big target?


3 posted on 03/06/2012 2:19:53 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: Libloather

Spent a week down at New River back in 2001 (working with CH-53 unit) - they would drag the V-22’s out of the hangar and hose the bird crap off of them then drag ‘em back in (they were grounded at the time) - all of the marines i spoke with hated the Ospreys.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 3:55:41 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

They don’t hate them So much anymore. And trust me (I live in the flight area), they fly them plenty now.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 4:05:19 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: Libloather

Great picture of the V-22 Osprey. I’m into boats more than aircraft. But that thing shouldn’t fly. Like a bumblebee that also cannot fly, it must consume bunches of fuel. What’s it’s range?


6 posted on 03/06/2012 4:13:11 AM PST by Rudder
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To: Rudder

Range depends on what you load it with. In ferry mode, with one in-flight refueling enroute, the MV-22 can deploy over 2100 miles. With a HMMWV slung externally, it can go 50-some miles, drop off the vehicle and RTB. Very dependent on the load.

TC


7 posted on 03/06/2012 4:18:35 AM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: magslinger

Ping.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 4:30:53 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

How about an M-ATV? It’s almost six times the weight of a Humvee.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 4:34:03 AM PST by greenhornet68
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To: Libloather

Will be handy to have them all in one place?...Why ?

Why not? Physical security, anyone?


10 posted on 03/06/2012 4:37:46 AM PST by kendwell (The task.... is not yours to finish. Nor are you to refrain from it altogether)
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11 posted on 03/06/2012 4:38:39 AM PST by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: kendwell

Absdolutely gigoundus-size target.
All eggs—one basket.
Think Lebanon; Marine barracks—Reagan’s watch.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 4:43:41 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: Libloather

V-22 is a helicopter designed by a cross eyed democrat..


13 posted on 03/06/2012 5:09:48 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

They sent a couple of ospreys to Iraq but they didn’t fly them there. The stuffed them into a C-5 and sent them back home the same way.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 6:09:41 AM PST by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

I thought they did a couple of photo ops mission so that we can see that they worked in combat.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 8:01:33 AM PST by USAF80
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To: Libloather

There are plenty of actual photos of the Osprey available and yet you post an artists impression from an Italeri model kit.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 10:07:39 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

You are full of s***.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 10:11:07 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

Actually the first squadrons of MV-22s were deployed on an amphib carrier, then staged ashore to remain in Iraq until our forces left. They could have self-deployed (with sufficient tanker support) but think of the flight hours it would take from NC to Iraq at 250 kts cruise speed. Why use up that much aircraft life if you’ve got alternative transport?

TC


18 posted on 03/06/2012 10:27:19 AM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: southernerwithanattitude

070929-N-1189B-196 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 29, 2007) - An MV-22 "Osprey" attached to Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron (VMM) 263 takes to the air from the flight deck of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is on a surge deployment bringing the Osprey on its first combat deployment to the Middle East. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary L. Borden (RELEASED)

071004-N-1189B-190 GULF OF AQABA (Oct. 4, 2007) - 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 (RELEASED)

071004-M-7404B-071 AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (Oct. 4, 2007) An MV-22B Osprey with U.S. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, prepares to land on the flight line on board Al Asad Air Base for the first time. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks (Released)

071010-M-7404B-044 AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (Oct. 4, 2007) U.S Marine Sgt. Justin Shadrick, a flight line crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-263, uses hand and arm signals to communicate with the pilots of an MV-22B Osprey while taxiing it out of the chalks on the flight line at Al Asad Air Base to prepare for a launch. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks (Released)

071110-M-7404B-010 AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (Nov. 10, 2007) U.S. Marine Sgt. Danny L. Herrman, a flight line crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-263, mans a 240 Gulf heavy machine gun on the back of a MV-22B Osprey while another Osprey taxies behind as they prepare for take off from Al Asad Air Base. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks (Released)

071110-M-7404B-057 AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (Nov. 10, 2007) U.S. Marine Sgt. Danny L. Herrman, a flight line crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-263, mans a 240 Gulf heavy machine gun on the back of a MV-22B Osprey while flying on a mission over the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks (Released)

071110-M-7404B-024 AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (Nov. 10, 2007) U.S. Marine Sgt. Danny L. Herrman, a flight line crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-263, test fires a 240 Gulf heavy machine gun on the back of a MV-22B Osprey while flying on a mission over the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks (Released)

071110-M-7404B-036 AL ANBAR PRO, Iraq (Nov. 10, 2007) An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt rotor Squadron-263, flies over the Al Anbar Province of Iraq during a mission out of Al Asad Air Base. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks (Released)

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19 posted on 03/06/2012 11:19:17 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Rudder

Definitely a strange-looking bird. Bumblebees and hummingbirds are able to fly because of the phenomenon of dynamic stall. Helicopter blades can do it, so perhaps it is also at work in some regimes of the Osprey flight profile (but I have not heard of it).


20 posted on 03/06/2012 11:35:36 AM PST by chimera
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To: SF_Redux
will be handy to deploy

It's no Chevy Volt, but it'll do.

21 posted on 03/06/2012 3:39:50 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Thanks. Tried a Google search for the Osprey. It was the best close-up I found.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 3:41:47 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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