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Video: MV-22 Osprey Tests on Carrier USS Carl Vinson

The following is a U.S. Navy video of MV-22 Osprey tests on USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) released by the service on Aug. 23, 2016. A variant of the Osprey will replace the Navy’s current Carrier On-Board Delivery (COD) aircraft — the C-2A Greyhound — starting in the 2020s.

  • Kevin Carter

    This was just DLQ for some pilots prior to the fleet battle experiment. This was not a test or evaluation of the MV-22, nor was the FBE.

  • Robert Stevens

    Not sure this will be a less costly or more effective COD Aircraft than the C-2 !!

    • HLOPLT

      When is the last time a COD hoisted a pilot out of the water? Never.

      • Robert Stevens

        When was the last time a COD was used for that… I thought that’s what the SAR Helo’s were for…

        • HLOPLT

          It is. Although this was used to see if the MV-22 could be used in addition to or in place of a C-2, part of the CH-46 (Phrogs Phorever) mission was SAR. It’s all part of the flexibility of the MV-22. The problem as I see it is the MV-22 can’t carry the same load as a C-2.

          • Robert Stevens

            I’m thinking the rotor downwash underneath the MV-22 over water would not be fun.. Have You ever heard of the H-53’s used for SAR over water ?? It’s bad enough underneath an H-3 or H-46 !! (2000 hours in H-46’s, by the way) !!!

  • Hugh

    One landed (and took off) from one of the RAN 27,000 tonne LHDs during RIMPAC.

  • publius_maximus_III

    No tail hook, get that thing out of there.