Re: Raven 91 and raven 92

Message posted by CoyoteUgly on June 24, 2009 at 18:32:16 PST:

Ummm, that's NOT a V-22 Robert!

That's an XV-15 concept demonstrator from the late 1970s -

And, the V-22 did not kill 23 Marines - a lack of understanding of how the aircraft performed compared to a helicopter in auto-rotate/vortex-ring states is what led to the deaths.

Re the tests around Groom Lake - the MV-22 has recently been test fitted with a belly-mounted remote minigun for self defense and may have been testing that system in and around the Nellis Ranges.

In Reply to: Raven 91 and raven 92 posted by Robert on June 24, 2009 at 8:47:30 PST:


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