A Tiltrotor Squadron in Afghanistan
Scenes of a Marine unit flying the incredible, versatile Osprey.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, March 15, 2010
This was “one of the few times that I was able to photograph an air-to-air sequence,” says Darack. “This is in the desert over southern Afghanistan, while flying from Kandahar Province into Helmand Province.”
Do the members of VMM-261 long for a “sexier” aircraft? “We’re an assault support platform,” said Major Will Grant. “We don’t need aggressive nose-high altitudes, we don’t need aggressive turns, we don’t need to do aerobatics.”