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MV-22 Osprey

by Charles Landrum


MV-22 Osprey


Italeri's 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 bay 

  • Rebuilt wheel wells and landing gear 

  • Correct antenna and sensor suite added 

  • Repositioned flaps and horizontal stabilizer 



Markings are from ESCI and various Microscale sheets.

Model, Text and Images Copyright 2001 by Charles Landrum
Page Created 29 May, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001

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