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"Originally used as a tilt-rotor craft in the military, and was used to transport cargo and soldiers. Currently it can be seen in many civilian roles."
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere - Namco Official Guide Book

The V-22B Osprey (V-22B オスプレイ)[1] is a COFFIN-enhanced variant of the V-22, a transportation helicopter that features a special tiltrotor design. The V-22B exclusively appeared in both versions of Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere.

Design

V-22B Two Views

Two views of the V-22B

The original V-22 was designed in 1982[1] as the first practical tiltrotor VTOL aircraft in history.[2] The B model improves upon the original design by implementing a COFFIN system and slimming the chopper's width, as well as adding an omnidirectional machine gun.[3] However, this is counterbalanced by an increased height and weight, the latter of which results in a lower top speed rating than the original.[1]

The V-22B Osprey's specifications are as follows:[1]

  • Length: 17.47 m
  • Width: 11.58 m
  • Height: 6.90 m
  • Weight: 21,546 kg
  • Top Speed: 526 km/h

History

Neucom Incorporated and the Universal Peace Enforcement Organization are the main operators of the V-22B. During the Nemo simulation, various potential uses of the V-22B are shown:

  • If Nemo remains with UPEO throughout the simulation, Gilbert Park will attempt to use one V-22B in Expo City to escape UPEO.[4]
  • If Nemo joins General Resource Limited and remains there for the entire simulation, five V-22Bs are observed flying over Megafloat.[5]
  • If Nemo joins General Resource and then joins Ouroboros, Abyssal Dision will order Nemo to shoot down Neucom V-22Bs in Port Edwards, especially those used by Neucom's leaders in an attempted escape.[3] At the end of this simulation path, UPEO uses V-22Bs to inspect the wreckage of Dision's aircraft after Nemo shoots it down.[6]

In the international version of Ace Combat 3, five V-22Bs are seen flying over Megafloat[7] and the player must shoot down one V-22B in Expo City.[8]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere - Mission & World View Guide Book, page 023.
  2. Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies - Perfect Guide, page 185.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Orientation, Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere.
  4. A Canopy of Stars, Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere.
  5. Betrayal, Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere.
  6. Electrosphere, Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere.
  7. Swarm, Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere (international).
  8. Conspiracy, Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere (international).
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