Does the Marine Corps plan on taking the MV-22 into hot LZ's to do medivacs, emergency ammo resupply etc like the 46's in RVN?
I was an eyewitness to what the 46's went through. I'm having great difficulty attempting to visualize a MV-22 attempting a high speed approach and departure being accompanied by a fusillade of small arms fire, RPG's, and the off .50 Cal thrown into the mix.
In my memory, I recollect that 53's were absolutely barred from going anywhere near a hot zone in RVN.
I'll save judgement until I see a MV-22 go into a hot zone at 40 knots, touch down and depart in seconds.
I don't suppose they have "hover aft" do they?