One of the most displayed aircraft on this website is the V-22 Osprey (pictured above and below), and for good reason. In terms of maneuverability, the tiltrotor is in a league of its own. Capable of taking off vertically and flying as fast as a turboprop, it has the advantage of landing in tight spaces and being the first to arrive on the scene. Guess which military branch benefits the most from this aircraft? The United States Marine Corps. Combined with the Amphibious Assault Vehicles, this allows the marines to keep worldwide outbreaks under reasonable control.
Just like any thing in life, implementation of this innovative vehicle did take time. Specifically 26 years of imagination, research and development, 1st flight, and testing and design alterations.