A Tiltrotor Squadron in Afghanistan
Scenes of a Marine unit flying the incredible, versatile Osprey.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, March 15, 2010
An Osprey idles at a combat outpost in southern Afghanistan. “Although distorted due to the extreme wide angle view from the lens,” says Darack, “you can really get an idea of just how tight of a space in which an Osprey can land. Notice the river rock on which it sits.”
“The dust gets everywhere,” says Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Bianca, commanding officer of VMM-261. “And this dust is different than the sand we saw in Iraq or while training back in the States. The Marines call it ‘moon dust,’ and it is as fine as talcum powder.”