The transport version of the tiltrotor CMV-22B made its first flight

The transport version of the tiltrotor CMV-22B made its first flight

Transport tiltrotor CMV-22B


Designed to replace the obsolete deck carrier C-2A Greyhound, the transport version of the CMV-22B tiltrotor made its first flight. It is reported "NPlus1" with reference to the press service of Boeing.

According to the company, developed by Bell and Boeing based on the V-22 Osprey, the CMV-22B transport tiltrotor made its first flight on January 21, 2020. Flight tests of the machine are carried out at the aerodrome of the Bell plant in Amarillo in Texas.

Details of the tests are not given in the report, but it is known that they are recognized as successful.

Currently, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers at sea use C-2A Greyhound transport aircraft to deliver fuel, spare parts and provisions. The transporter has a length of 17,3 meters, a wingspan of 24,6 meters and a height of 4,8 meters. The maximum take-off weight is 27,2 tons. It is designed to carry up to 26 passengers or cargo weighing up to 4,5 tons. C-2A is capable of flying at speeds of 465 kilometers per hour over a distance of 2,4 thousands of kilometers. The U.S. Navy X-NUMXA entered service in the 2 year.

The CMV-22B transport tiltrotor is being developed by order of the U.S. Navy and is expected to replace the outdated C-2A Greyhound deck carrier aircraft. In 2019, the command of the American fleet ordered the delivery of the first 39 transport convertiplanes.

Bell and Boeing, which are leading the development of the new tiltrotor, do not much talk about their new car. Today it is known that the tiltrotor received conformal increased fuel tanks located on the sides of the fuselage to increase the flight range to 1,85 thousand km. In addition, the cargo compartment has been changed to accommodate the engine of the F-35C Lightning II fighter. This power plant does not fit in the cargo compartment of the C-2A, which was one of the reasons why the US Navy ordered the development of the CMV-22B.

It is reported that, according to the plans of the US Navy, C-2A transport planes will be written off in the 2026-2028 year. The first serial convertiplane CMV-22B should enter the fleet in the 2021 year.
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  1. maxim947 22 January 2020 13: 53 New
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    A promising pepelats, but given the high accident rate of modern convertiplanes, there will not be many who want to fly .. though nobody will ask them)
    1. voyaka uh 22 January 2020 14: 33 New
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      Osprey's accident rate roughly equaled that of helicopters. The first 10 years of operation were marked by numerous accidents.
      But Osprey has an expensive hour of service - the machine is mechanically very complex. This is their main drawback.
      1. Malevich 22 January 2020 15: 04 New
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        Of the more than 350 issued convertiplanes, the accident rate for 30 years of operation was 16 units of equipment, which is slightly more than 4%. I think this is not a bad indicator.
        1. maxim947 22 January 2020 15: 21 New
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          Yeah, only you forgot to indicate that for these 30 years they practically did not fly.
          In 2015, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, despite initial interest, refused to purchase V-22 Osprey.
          this is for warriors)))
          I repeat - the topic is promising, but there are still problems with reliability.
          An important point, given the strong military lobby in the states and the twofold excess of the price of a tiltrotor over a similar helicopter, certain conclusions also arise.
          1. Malevich 22 January 2020 15: 27 New
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            On October 8, 2019, according to Chris Geler, vice president of the Bell V-22 Osprey program, the total raid of 375 convertibles operated by America and Japan amounted to 500.000 hours ...
            Много это или мало?
            1. maxim947 22 January 2020 15: 37 New
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              On the fence, too, they write a lot. And the vice-president mentioned by you is no less - an interested person, you can’t trust him a priori. In the states, many military are against these products, but I repeat, lobbyists push them all the same.
              ... because this concept is still not developed and dangerous. Other countries and the United States themselves are well aware of this. Most interesting, even US Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney at one time could not stop the development and financing of the V-22 Osprey project.

              it is also "written" and such articles are full. And so, let them fly whatever they want, this is their business. We are also developing by the way, and I will be glad if everything works out.
              1. Malevich 22 January 2020 15: 42 New
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                I was a little amused by your phrase that in the USA many military men are against convertiplanes ... Have you personally communicated with them or read them on the fence? And so yes, I don’t see much point in discussing other people's everyday life and how you say our prospects ...
                1. maxim947 22 January 2020 15: 53 New
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                  This is in contrast to your "arguments" - public or official statements of the customer.
                  And yet, my opinion is subjective, it may be different for you and this is normal.
                  1. Avior 22 January 2020 18: 47 New
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                    official customer statements

                    can you really give official statements on this subject? interesting to read. But so that it was the latest data, and not the times when children’s diseases were treated.
                    because, for example, one of the main operators of Osprey, one of the main US marines COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS GENERAL JAMES F. AMOS writes
                    Historical data gathered from the past 10 years of flying proves that the Osprey is one of the safest aircraft flying in the US inventory. Having surpassed 100,000 flight hours last year and over 13 highly successful combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, the airplane has proven its mettle in some of the most demanding environmental conditions imaginable - including having been shot at and hit on several occasions during combat.

                    Historical data collected over the last 10 years of flight prove that the Osprey is one of the safest aircraft flying in the US inventory. Surpassing 100 flight hours last year and conducting more than 000 highly successful military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, this aircraft has proven its strength in the most difficult environmental conditions imaginable, including several shots and attacks during combat.

                    what you can’t call a negative opinion
                    https://www.usfj.mil/Media/Press-Releases/Article-View/Article/563045/a-statement-from-the-commandant-of-the-marine-corps-general-james-f-amos-on-the/
                    but I had to see negative reviews, but not official ones, I wanted to see you .....
                    1. avdkrd 22 January 2020 21: 00 New
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                      Are you lobbying for envelopes? The wrong resource was chosen, although everything can be ....
                      If about realities, then most consider them as 5 legs. Personally, I also do not see a highlight in this direction. The main thing is that they did not see the raisins in the USSR. Research on this issue was conducted, but it was concluded that there was no hope. Perhaps now or in the near future, the topic will become interesting again, but for now it’s just an American cut.
                      They have no real niche in the troops. All tasks are easily solved by helicopters. The costs of the development program and the devices themselves, just cut.
                      1. Avior 22 January 2020 21: 24 New
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                        Actually, I just wanted to hear real opinions from those who really deal with them, like this Marine, whose opinion I brought.
            2. orionvitt 22 January 2020 17: 48 New
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              Quote: Malevich
              Chris Geler, vice president of program

              Naturally, "every sandpiper praises its swamp." Another question is that when these "vice-presidents" resign or retire, for some reason they begin to speak (very often), to put it mildly, in a slightly different way. And if you take into account the sky-high cost of this unit, the interest of "Bell" is understandable.
            3. Yuriy_999 22 January 2020 20: 55 New
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              Many or few? You yourself write that 30 years of operation. In the Union, a raid on Mi 8 was (for one!) 500-800 hours per year (data not mine). According to the book "Mi-8. Half a century in service" in the NW Caucasus in combat conditions for 8 months, the average raid on 1 helicopter was 160 hours and 210 sorties, reaching 360 hours on individual sides. So you think.
          2. voyaka uh 22 January 2020 15: 42 New
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            The flight hours are huge. And they fly huge distances. There were even intercontinental flights (without accidents) with refueling in the air.
            Israel did not buy them because of price, but not because of accident rate. And secondly, the Valor tiltrotor is on its way. It will be cheaper.
            1. maxim947 22 January 2020 15: 58 New
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              Maybe only for certain when Israel was going to buy them he knew the price, and then suddenly changed his mind? Plus, given the possible not small cooperation in the production of components in Israel itself. There was just a series of accidents ...
              1. voyaka uh 22 January 2020 16: 19 New
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                There have been no accidents in recent years. And the purchases are sorted by the degree of their importance for the army. Osprey was pushed back by refuelers who needed it.
                There are other examples. For example, the purchase of new howitzers has been postponed for 15 years. Always when they are sharing the budget, they are not enough sad
                1. maxim947 22 January 2020 16: 31 New
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                  There have been no accidents in recent years.

                  Recent years - it's 2 years with a little, only as a keepsake in 2017 there were 3 accidents.
                  And the price for Israel would not be a key factor in abandoning them. The states would give you a good discount in terms of assistance and in supporting democracy in the region. Just Israel carefully treats its citizens. That's the whole trick.
                  1. voyaka uh 22 January 2020 16: 32 New
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                    “Israel is just taking care of its citizens. That's the trick.” ///
                    ----
                    Thanks for your kind words drinks
                    1. maxim947 22 January 2020 16: 36 New
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                      So are you ready to fly them?))
                      1. voyaka uh 22 January 2020 17: 07 New
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                        good I would love to, but no longer have to. I flew on old Sikorski twenty-five-year-old veterans who creaked and crunched in the air like old subway cars laughing
            2. Yuriy_999 22 January 2020 20: 42 New
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              Huge - how much? I read that on the Mi 8T, a raid on a mortal wound was 330 thousand hours. And these all turn out to have flown 500 thousand. And that's all.
    2. Piramidon 22 January 2020 19: 06 New
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      Quote: maxim947
      but given the high accident rate of modern convertiplanes

      High compared to what?
  2. isker 22 January 2020 13: 54 New
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    a rupee for a hundred that they will not be in the fleet in the 21st year ... they will not be in the 22nd ...
  3. rocket757 22 January 2020 13: 54 New
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    The miracle of technology. It works and write them off completely, it seems, they do not plan!
    1. bouncyhunter 22 January 2020 16: 16 New
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      Vitya soldier
      Quote: rocket757
      they don’t seem to be planning to write them off completely

      Why write off if you can suck in? wink lol
      1. rocket757 22 January 2020 16: 25 New
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        Hi Pash soldier
        The technique is very specific, not a cheap service / service pulls along!
        There would be a use for her, but her attendant problems have not gone away.
        Who dared to buy this? I don’t know.
        1. bouncyhunter 22 January 2020 16: 29 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          The technique is very specific, not a cheap service / service pulls along

          Very true said. Therefore, they will not write off mattresses: good advertising + convincing arguments = voila! A buyer is ready in the person of some Eastern Chambumamba or Western Chamopinduzia. yes
          1. rocket757 22 January 2020 16: 38 New
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            Where to go there ??? If you only park at the presidential, royal ... palace and DO NOT TOUCH! So that was.
            1. bouncyhunter 22 January 2020 16: 44 New
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              Quote: rocket757
              If you only park at the presidential, royal ... palace and DO NOT TOUCH! So that it

              No, well, in public holidays you can arrange short flights at low altitude: look, they say, neighbors, and envy! wassat
              1. rocket757 22 January 2020 16: 46 New
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                Yes, the envy of neighboring kings! Short voyage from the palace to the harem repeat
  4. Moonsund 22 January 2020 22: 49 New
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    I'm sorry, I’ll sip a little. Do we have similar existing developments? That the toy is expensive is understandable.
    1. Avior 23 January 2020 00: 23 New
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      There were. But for a long time ...
      Ka-22 flew, Ka-30 was a project
      https://topwar.ru/10979-ka-22-vydayuschiysya-rekord-sovetskih-aviatorov.html
      http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_rus/mi-30-r.html
  5. serg.shishkov2015 23 January 2020 06: 30 New
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    * Osprey * The states flew into a very large cent, OCD was there 25 years before being adopted, and the operation is not cheap, but they are rich, and the rich have their own quirks! maybe something similar will appear to us someday!