I was trying to think of a cool title for this post, but the only word that kept coming to mind was “awesome.”
February 25, 2008: The U.S. V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft is being equipped with weapons. U.S. SOCOM (Special Operations Command) has had a GAU-2B machine-gun fitted to the bottom of a V-22. This is a remote control turret version of this six-barrel 7.62mm machine-gun.
I love Ospreys, I remember when I first started hearing about the tilt-rotor concept in the 80’s and I thought in my 10 year old mind that a helicopter that could be a plane was the closest thing to a Transformer that I would see, and that was awesome.
Hence the title of this post, because putting a remote-controlled mini-gun on the Osprey to lay down fire for troops entering/leaving the aircraft is even more awesome (there’s that word again).