The V-22 was designed in 1982 as the first practical tiltrotor VTOL aircraft in history. When a V-22 takes off, its rotors are pointed upward like a typical helicopter to provide lift. After takeoff, the V-22 lowers its rotors towards the front to provide stable flight.
The V-22's specifications are as follows:
- Length: 17.47 m
- Width: 25.78 m
- Height: 5.28 m
- Weight: 14,460 kg
- Top Speed: Mach 0.5
- Cruising Distance: 2,224 km
V-22s were in service with the Federal Erusea Air Force during the Continental War. During Operation Autumn Thunder, Erusea's top military leaders attempted to escape using four V-22s. All were shot down during the operation. However, a fifth V-22 was supposed to take off and attempt escape as well, carrying the Erusian supreme commander at the time; for some reason, it never took off, and the supreme commander had died due to some circumstance by the time ISAF discovered the chopper.