Wednesday, March 18, 2009

V-22 Osprey in Iraq

I have been interested in Osprey tiltrotar (VSTOL) since it's controversial development days. I wonder if it would have been different or more evolved if it wasn't for opposition to the project and it's delay during Bush years. It is a marvel of engineering- the proproters (rotors) are connected to each other by interconnecting shafting which provides power to single engine power to both proprotors in the event of an engine failure. I think it has potential to make a fantastic gun ship with GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm, hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gattling-type rotary cannon.


taha said...

I am agree with you onec a day i thought that if a10-only aircraft who carry's GAU-8/A Avenger- was a vertical aircraft it would best tank killer gunship but there are some self propled anti aircraft artillery wich can easily target gunship in midrange such as tangusta and gepard so for this kinds of armoure vihcles manuore of attack angel is the best to being busted, so your idea is realy good but it cant compleetly retire a10 aircraft.