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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 1) A00012D
Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey Diecast Model
JGSDF, Japan, 2020

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey   9.5"   14.25"

In 2012, former Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto ordered an investigation of the costs of V-22 operations. The V-22's capabilities exceeded current Japan Self-Defense Forces helicopters in terms of range, speed and payload. On 21 November 2014, the Japanese Ministry of Defense officially decided to procure 17 V-22s and the first V-22 for Japan was delivered in August 2017.

In September 2018, the Japanese Ministry of Defense decided to delay the deployment of the first five MV-22B aircraft it had received amid opposition and ongoing negotiations in the Saga prefecture, where the aircraft are to be based. On 8 May 2020, the first two of the five aircraft were delivered to the JGSDF at Kisarazu Air Field after failing to reach an agreement with Saga prefecture residents. It is planned to eventually station some of the aircraft on board the Izumo-class helicopter destroyers.

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's 1:72 scale MV-22 faithfully replicates the real aircraft with a heavy-duty die cast body, a well equipped cockpit with glazed windows and a metal display stand. Additionally, it features a magnetically sealing cargo door.

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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 1)

The Air Force 1 range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Force 1 (Series 1) diecast airplanes feature:

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

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