tilt-rotor aircraft

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tilt-rotor aircraft:

see vertical takeoff and landing aircraftvertical takeoff and landing aircraft
(VTOL), craft capable of rising and descending vertically from and to the ground, thus requiring no runway. While a balloon or an airship has obvious VTOL capability, both are very inefficient at moving parallel to the earth's surface.
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A US Marine V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft flies above signage for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila on November 14, 2015, days ahead of the summit.
The entourage's Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, with their ferocious hum, were the most impressive, although Air Force One, a modified Boeing 747 with a body that's at least three stories tall at the nose, is a sight to see.
MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crash-landed in Hawaii on Sunday, killing one person and injuring 21.
UAE representatives proposed that American forces deploy their V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to northern Iraq to be closer to any planes that go down, instead of in Kuwait.
The contingent, which the corps calls the "Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response," has a fleet of KC-130 transport planes and MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft at its disposal.
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Japan and the United States conducted joint drills Wednesday using MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Shiga Prefecture in western Japan, the first training outside Okinawa using the controversial tilt-rotor aircraft.
On the deployment of MV-22 Ospreys, which has met strong opposition due to the tilt-rotor aircraft's checkered safety record, the ministers agreed to move some Osprey training flights out of Okinawa, including abroad, and to proceed with a bilateral agreement to return land occupied by U.S.