Postage Stamp Collection
|Length||5.0 cm||2.0 in||Approx|
|Width including rotors||17.2 cm||6.8 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Rotors swivel
- Undercarriage fixed retracted
- Display stand included.
Postage Stamp Collection PS53782 – 1/150 Scale Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey, USMC
Hobby Master diecast model PS53782 replicates in 1/150 scale the Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey “Marine One” of Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) “The Nighthawks”, United States Marine Corps (USMC).
HMX-1 “The Nighthawks”
Marine Helicopter Squadron One is a unit of the United States Marine Corps, responsible for the transportation of the president and vice president of the United States and other VIPs. Established on December 1, 1947, assigned the sole responsibility of providing helicopter support to the President in 1976.
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American medium-lift, multi-mission, tilt-rotor aircraft. Developed jointly by Boeing and Bell Helicopters, it first flew on March 19, 1989, entering service in 2007 with the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Designated as the MV-22 with the USMC, CV-22 with the USAF and CMV-22 with the US Navy.
The tiltrotor design allows for the vertical flight capabilities of a helicopter and when airborne, the engine nacelles rotate forward 90 degrees, converting the V-22 into a high-speed, fuel-efficient turboprop aeroplane. It is fully shipboard compatible, with a blade folding and wing stowage system that involves the rotor blades folding inward, the engine nacelles rotate down, and the entire wing turns ninety degrees.
Composite materials make up 43% of the airframe, rotor blades are also of composites, copper is laminated to the outer skin panels for lightning protection. The fuselage is a semi-monocoque structure with a rear loading ramp, glass cockpit and fly-by-wire control system. The high mounted, slight forward sweep wings and twin fin tail assembly are of a cantilevered design. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type. The crew consists of two pilots and a crew chief.
Powered by two Rolls-Royce T406-AD-400 turboprop/turboshaft engines mounted on either wingtip, coupled by drive shafts through a central gearbox, powering two three-blade main rotors. The MV-22B has a maximum cruise speed of 500 km/h (310 mph), a maximum speed of 565 km/h (351 mph), a service ceiling of 7,600 m (25,000 ft) and a range of 1,628 km (879 mi).
Armament consists of a single 7.62 mm (.308 in) M240 machine gun or .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine gun mounted on back ramp, one 7.62 mm (.308 in) GAU-17 minigun, belly-mounted remotely controlled.