MV-22 Osprey

With a price tag of about $84 million, the V-22 Osprey is the world’s first production tilt-rotor aircraft.

The MV-22 Osprey, flown by the Marine Corps, has the ability to take off vertically like a helicopter and then convert into airplane mode and fly up to 300 mph like a traditional turboprop plane. In combat, the Osprey is capable of inserting up to 24 soldiers into remote areas without a runway or air-traffic-control towers. Insider visited Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina to see what it takes to fly and operate these aircraft.

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