The second of four Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft built to production standards has been delivered to the Patuxent River Naval Air Warfare Center in Maryland. The eighth Osprey to be built is fully instrumented for flight tests and will be used to complete envelope development testing until 1999. It will then be modified, with the addition of terrain-following/terrain-avoidance radar and extra wing fuel tanks of the CV-22 configuration.


Source: Flight International