New River Air Station, July 2013

07/24/2013: During a visit in July 2013, a newly forming ACE for a MEU about to go on deployment was generating its aircraft for the mission.

This slideshow shows some of those aircraft on the flight line, or being maintained.

Credit: Second Line of Defense:2013

  • The first three photos show the Cobra; the next three show the Yankee.  These two rotorcraft now use the same engine and share more than 80% commonalty in terms of parts.  Obviously, this makes a big difference from the standpoint of support, notably in terms of expeditionary capabilities.
  • The next two photos show the Ospreys seen on the flight line.
  • The final two photos show individual Ospreys.

 

 

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