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Osprey to Leave the Nest and Enter Combat

The V-22 Osprey is the Marine Corp's new vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
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The V-22 Osprey is the Marine Corp's new vertical take-off and landing aircraft.

The tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey flies like a plane and lands like a helicopter. An aircraft 25 years in the making, it will soon make its first appearance in Iraq.

Time Magazine reporter Mark Thompson discusses the Osprey's tumultuous development and its upcoming debut.

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