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Old 08-04-2011, 12:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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...thanks, I *didn't* know the USAF had "bought into" the program. It has had a l-o-n-g and controversial development, marred by many, many accidents and problems. Marine detachment is at MCAS Yuma, AZ, (our hometown) and that crash happened at the Marana, AZ, airport just up/across I-10 highway from our house.

...there was a lot of "hate & discontent" expressed by helo pilots who didn't want anything to do with the MV-22 "Osprey," because of it's litany of problems.

USMC fielded in 2000
USAF fielded in 2009

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