Osprey aircraft part of Marine group in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii residents could get a look at a distinctive U.S. Marine Corps aircraft starting Wednesday.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft will be with the USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as it heads through the region.

The group is deploying to the Western Pacific and Middle East.

Ospreys are 57-feet-long. They have twin 38-foot propellers that tilt and allow them to take off like a helicopter.

When the blades rotate forward, they fly like a fixed-wing plane.

Ospreys can carry 24 Marines twice as fast and five times farther than helicopters.

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