Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Another Pair of United States Marine Corps (USMC) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Pop into 'Camp Rocky' near Rockhampton Airport

On Wednesday 17 July, another pair of United States Marine Corps (USMC) Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft were spotted visiting 'Camp Rocky' - the Australian Army Defence Support Unit (DSU) camp adjacent to Rockhampton Airport.

The two Ospreys that visited Camp Rocky on this occasion look to have been 168633 / EP-05 and 168660 / EP-11, which are flown by the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) "Dragons", which is part of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.

They are two of many Ospreys deployed on board the United States Navy ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) which is believed to be currently sailing near to the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) during its participation in Exercise Talisman Sabre.

The two Ospreys were heard to be flying together as "Hacksaw 11".

Sincere thanks to local plane spotter 'IAD' for being at the right place at the right time and capturing and sending through these great photos!

All photos taken by 'IAD'  ©

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