COBI V22 Osprey (Select Version)
New for 2023, the COBI V22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft is available in two versions that are officially licensed by Bell and Boeing. The first model available int he USA will be COBI 5835, which is the “First Flight Edition” and is available in white livery with red accents and celebrates the first flight of the Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey on March 19, 1989. The second set available in the USA will be the COBI 5836, which is the military version and features a light grey paint scheme.
With he information we currently have on these sets, we know they will both be launched in the USA in 1:48 scale (this is the normal scale for COBI modern military aircraft sets). We also know that COBI is using a new and improved display stand for at least the COBI V-22 5835 and possibly (not likely) the military version as well.
Both COBI V-22 Osprey sets feature lego compatible building blocks that are made in Poland (not China).
Speaking of parts, the COBI V22 Osprey Set (5836) comes with 1090, and the COBI Osprey First Flight Edition (5835) has 1136 high quality parts that fit tightly so that your COBI aircraft set will be awesome for both display or play. The COBI V22 Osprey Set (5836) also comes with 1 COBI mini figure pilot, meanwhile the COBI First flight edition comes with 2 figures.
Does the COBI 5836 come with a display stand?
No, unfortunately you must purchase the COBI V22 First Flight Edition Osprey in order to get the new improved COBI aircraft display stand.
All the COBI Ospreys part’s are pad printed which means there are no messy decals and you just need to follow the detailed instructions (included) in order to assemble the parts correctly.
About the COBI V22 Osprey Set (Select Version):
- Scale: 1:48 Scale
- Length: 15.3 inches or 39cm
- Width: 19.6 inches or 50cm
- Height: 5.9 inches and 8.4 inches or 21.5cm (on the 5835 first flight edition due to the stand.
The COBI V22 Osprey Set set makes a great conversation piece and it will also make a great giftfor the military brick collector in your life.
Ever wanted a LEGO V22 Osprey? Well there is a LEGO Osprey but seeing they do not make Lego military sets, it is a rescue model. COBI Makes Military bricks and all the COBI modern aircraft are in 1:48th scale for consistency.
V22 Osprey History:
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing and short takeoff and landing capabilities. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.
In 1980, the failure of Operation Eagle Claw underscored that there were military roles for which neither conventional helicopters nor fixed-wing transport aircraft were well-suited. The United States Department of Defense initiated a program to develop an innovative transport aircraft with long-range, high-speed, and vertical-takeoff capabilities, and the Joint-service Vertical take-off/landing Experimental (JVX) program officially commenced in 1981. A partnership between Bell Helicopter and Boeing Helicopters was awarded a development contract in 1983 for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft. The Bell Boeing team jointly produces the aircraft. The V-22 first flew in 1989 and began flight testing and design alterations; the complexity and difficulties of being the first tiltrotor for military service led to many years of development.
The United States Marine Corps began crew training for the MV-22B Osprey in 2000 and fielded it in 2007; it supplemented and then replaced their Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knights. The U.S. Air Force fielded its version of the tiltrotor, the CV-22B, in 2009. Since entering service with the Marine Corps and Air Force, the Osprey has been deployed in transportation and medevac operations over Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Kuwait. The U.S. Navy planned to use the CMV-22B for carrier onboard delivery duties beginning in 2021.
Learn more about the real aircraft that inspired the COBI V22 Osprey set here at Wikipedia.
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