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Air Force 1 Smithsonian Series A00140
Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey Diecast Model
USMC VMM-165 White Knights, YW00, MCAS Miramar, CA

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey   4.75"   7"

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (HMM-165) was activated on July 1st, 1965 at MCAS Santa Ana, California, flying the CH-46 Sea Knight. The squadron saw combat action in Vietnam during the later 1960s and then again in the Arabian Gulf in the 1990s. In June, 2010, the squadron transitioned to the MV-22 Osprey and was re-designated Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 165 (VMM-165).

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey

Designed to meet a US military need for a VTOL aircraft that could carry combat troops, the V-22 Osprey was first flown on March 19, 1989. This multi-mission aircraft has an instantly recognizable appearance, and has been steeped in controversy almost since its inception. With its tiltrotor design, the Osprey can perform the same tasks as a conventional helicopter, but it has the speed and range of a turboprop aircraft. Several catastrophic crashes early in its service led the media to decry it as overpriced and unsafe, but the military disagreed and the aircraft has remained in service, successfully completing combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Air Force 1 Smithsonian Series

The Air Force 1 "Smithsonian Series" presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Force 1 Smithsonian Series diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Authentic markings and placard details.
  • Rotating propellers.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Permanently extended landing gear with non-rotating wheels.

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