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Japan received the second batch of American V-22B Block C tiltrotors

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Japan received the second batch of American V-22B Block C tiltrotors

Japan received the second batch of American Bell Boeing V-22В Osprey tiltrotors. The equipment arrived by sea at the Iwakuni naval base in Yamaguchi prefecture.


According to "Warspot" with reference to Defense Flash News, five tiltroplanes arrived in Japan in the second batch. The first batch of the first two V-22B Osprey arrived by sea in May last year, also at the Iwakuni naval base. Japan-supplied tiltrotors, designated V-22B Block C, are export equivalents of the MV-22B assault vehicles for the US Marine Corps.

In May 2015, the United States approved the sale of 17 convertiplanes to Japan through Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for a total of $ 3 billion, but the Japanese government has so far paid for the delivery of only 13 vehicles, transferring funds in 2015 for five convertiplanes, and 2016 and 2017 for eight more.


As part of the Japanese army aviation V-22B Osprey tiltrotors will be part of a new aviation unit based at Saga airfield in Kyushu. The tiltroplanes are planned to be used primarily for interaction with the amphibious rapid deployment brigade (marines) stationed in Sasebo.

The task of the new unit is to protect the outlying islands in the East China Sea, including the Senkaku Islands (Chinese name for Diaoyu), which are the subject of a territorial dispute between Japan and China.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 15 February 2021 16: 26
    +2
    A controversial aircraft, but we can say with confidence that it has firmly taken its place in the history of aeronautics.
    1. dauria
      dauria 15 February 2021 16: 58
      +8
      A controversial aircraft


      There is nothing controversial about it. And if we simplify the ship version to the land version, it is an ideal vertical takeoff and landing transport aircraft. In most cases (not all) it will replace transport helicopters. It will work where the An-26 will not land, and the Mi-8 (Mi-26) will not reach in range and speed. It is also ideal from the point of view of a propeller-driven aircraft - huge propellers with high efficiency that you can't stick on the An-26, a small wing that doesn't need to be optimized for both takeoff and landing and cruising. And the helicopter will have a niche where you have to hang more or slowly drags back and forth, inspecting. Well, or little things.
      1. yehat2
        yehat2 15 February 2021 17: 15
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        Quote: dauria
        There is nothing controversial about it. And if we simplify the ship version to the land version - the ideal vertical takeoff and landing transport aircraft

        there is controversial in it - look at the list of accidents
        in addition, it is not reliable enough and very expensive
        but its replacement valor just solves most of the problems
        1. dauria
          dauria 15 February 2021 17: 27
          +8
          but his replacement valor

          So Osprey the first pancake. Moreover, with the brutal requirement - folding and sea. And the designers have one real puncture - a jet of gases hits the ground. This was taken into account at Valor. So the car took place as a VTOL aircraft class. You just don't have to take it for a helicopter.
          1. yehat2
            yehat2 15 February 2021 17: 46
            +2
            They took into account a lot in the valore and, by the way, the fact that the osprey is folding did not bother - the USA already had a lot of experience with folding equipment and helicopter propellers too.
        2. Avior
          Avior 15 February 2021 18: 58
          +4
          For the fourth year in a row, not a single accident. It looks like childhood illnesses have been cured.
          1. hohohol
            hohohol 15 February 2021 20: 51
            -1
            The less they fly, the higher the flight safety.
            1. Avior
              Avior 16 February 2021 00: 50
              +3
              can you give a link to the number of flight hours per year?
      2. ProkletyiPirat
        ProkletyiPirat 15 February 2021 17: 22
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        Quote: dauria
        And the helicopter will have a niche where it has to hang more or slowly drags back and forth, inspecting. Well, or little things.

        If you do not take into account purely crane tasks, and take super-slow ultra-low-altitude movements, then tiltrotors with a main rotor can replace helicopters in this segment, BUT do not scatter and do not valors, they will not work because of the "nacelle-drive-propulsion" design (there are problems with traction, balancing, gas-dynamic stability and much more ...). And if you look at the Navy \ SV \ VKS \ VDV \ MTR of the Russian Federation, then we do not need ospreys, we need larger convertiplanes with a carrying capacity of 10 + t for the transportation of AFV \ DSL \ etc.
        1. Avior
          Avior 15 February 2021 18: 47
          +4
          ... do not scatter and do not valors, they will not work because of the "nacelle-drive-propulsion" design (there are problems with traction, balancing, gas-dynamic stability and much more ...)

          And what about problems with traction, balancing, gas-dynamic stability (what is this, by the way?)?
          Osprey and Valera have different screw turning schemes.
          And Osprey has a shaft connecting both propulsion systems in case one of them is put out of order.
      3. Kaman
        Kaman 16 February 2021 00: 58
        0
        Not only . The V-22 is quite expensive. Therefore, neither Japan nor Israel can buy many of these machines. These vehicles will serve special forces, and airmobile units will use helicopters.
    2. credo
      credo 15 February 2021 17: 31
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      A controversial aircraft, but we can say with confidence that it has firmly taken its place in the history of aeronautics.

      Whatever it was, but the fact remains that Japan is arming itself seriously and thoroughly and clearly not to fight African pirates.
      The Russian Far East needs to be strengthened militarily and developed economically so that people want to live there and not seek to leave for the "mainland", and Japan does not even have any inclination to the Kuril Islands of Russia.
  2. The eye of the crying
    The eye of the crying 15 February 2021 16: 37
    +1
    "Fast Placement"? Is this what used to be called "rapid deployment"?
  3. Mouse
    Mouse 15 February 2021 17: 49
    +3
    The US military industry in action ... and do not bother ..
  4. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 15 February 2021 18: 46
    +1
    And from these tiltrotors, you can land troops on the Kuril Islands.