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Old 30th Nov 2010, 19:53
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The JSF Program Office says the V-22, along with the MH-53E helicopter, can carry the F135 engine module in an external sling at least 288 miles "in good weather."

But the Navy has no fleet V-22s and has no plans to acquire them. The Marine Corps flies the MV-22, but the Navy amphibious groups that carry its forces and aircraft to distant shores generally do not operate near carrier strike groups.
"OK boys from now on, no carrier strike groups can operate more than 288 miles from the coastline"


(and throw into the mix the problem that the V-22 has with hovering over a carrier flight deck)
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