Osprey lands on HMS Illustrious, Lynx lands on USS Kearsarge

US aircraft lands on British carrier… and British helo lands on US carrier.


130916-M-BS001-017 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 16, 2013) An MV-22B Osprey from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 226 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of the HMS Illustrious (R06). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels/Released)

130916-M-SO289-021 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 16, 2013) A United Kingdom Army Air Corps Westland Lynx battlefield helicopter lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone/Released)

130916-M-BS001-009 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 16, 2013) An MV-22B Osprey from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 226 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of the HMS Illustrious (R06). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels/Released)

130916-M-SO289-008 U.S. 5th FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 16, 2013) A United Kingdom Army Air Corps Westland Lynx battlefield helicopter lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone/Released)

China’s ‘Blue Whale’ is homegrown version of CV-22 Osprey

The Blue Whale is China’s “own brand” version of the CV-22 Osprey tilt rotor. No plans were “creatively sourced” from Boeing at any time. No, sir. All above board. Besides, the Chinese version uses 4 tilt rotors. So that’s entirely different.

中国版“鱼鹰”高速直升机公开 采用四倾转旋翼构型

国产“蓝鲸”倾转旋翼机模型亮相直博会布展现场。 人民网 翁奇羽 摄

人民网天津9月4日电 (张洁娴 翁奇羽)第二届中国天津直升机博览会将于明日开幕。今日,在布展现场,此前备受关注的“蓝鲸”倾转旋翼机模型亮相。这款高速直升机被誉为“中国版‘鱼鹰’”,因酷似美国V-22“鱼鹰”倾转旋翼机而被网友及军迷广泛讨论。

从外形上看,“蓝鲸”与“鱼鹰”明显不同的是,“蓝鲸”采用的是四倾转旋翼构型。

V-22“鱼鹰”倾转旋翼机是一款中型运输机,于2007年开始在美国海军陆战队服役,担任拯救及作战任务。2009年,美国空军也开始配备“鱼鹰”。

http://military.people.com.cn/n/2013/0904/c1011-22806691.html