1/72 scale V-22 Osprey is available
online at Squadron.com
Here are four shots of my model of the MV-22 Osprey. It is built from ESCI's
1/72 V-22 kit with significant modifications.
This model represents production airframe #12 which was embarked on USS
SAIPAN (LHA-2) over a period of three months in 1999 for test and evaluation. I
was assigned to SAIPAN during this period. Interestingly the real aircraft has
limited panel lines, since the airframe is a spun carbon fiber composite built
up into sections. Therefore, I had to fill most of the panel lines.
Other modifications include:
Heavily reworked nacelles and rotors
including custom resin
Scratchbuilt cockpit and forward cargo
Rebuilt wheel wells and landing
Correct antenna and sensor suite
Repositioned flaps and horizontal
Markings are from ESCI and various Microscale sheets.
Model, Text and Images Copyright © 2001 by Charles
Page Created 29 May, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001
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