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Old 8th Dec 2014, 17:06
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sandiego89
 
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MV-22 fires Advanced Precision Kill Weapons
Aviation Week & Space Technology December 2014 Magazine: Issue Contents

Osprey Fires Guided Rockets And Missiles In New Trials," Aviation Week (subscription required), 12/4: "As the U.S. Marine Corps pursues having both sensors and weapons on every aerial platform, the service has begun tests for arming the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor. Here, a V-22 fires a BAE Systems Advanced Precision-Kill Weapon System missile during trials at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. Bell Helicopter photo."


Interesting. Looks like a standard 7 shot LAU pod, but mounted farther forward that I would have guessed. I think I spot some protective covering on the forward edge of the landing gear sponson, likely to protect the sponson from rocket blast. Held on with mil spec "100MPH tape" perhaps?
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