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Imagine an aircraft that could take off and land like a helicopter but fly as fast as an airplane. You're thinking of Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, the first tiltrotor aircraft to enter production and one of the most innovative (and controversial) machines of the modern era. After a long and troubled development process, which included several notorious crashes that soured many people on the program, the Osprey eventually escaped its bad headlines and proved itself to the Pentagon. The V-22 has entered service with the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force, and is set to join the U.S. Navy in the early 2020s. Its story is just beginning. IT REALLY WORKS. The dream of an airplane that could take ... Full story

15 February