The Times even publishes a front page photo of the civilian version of the V22 Osprey tilt rotor Marines chopper that they have bashed in the past. It's twice as small, and costs about twenty times less than the military version. Here's the photo :
|Augusta Westland AW609 Tiltrotor|
As COTT has blogged on in the past, what's interesting about the whole tilt-rotor development program, is that these types of helicopter/fixed wing hybrids aren't all that new or revolutionary: they were first developed by the Nazis as long ago as the mid-1930s.
It's interesting how the Germans seem to have been first in just about everything, and how this is played down by the spineless equality freaks at the New York Times.
To help you keep things in perspective, check out this test flight of the world's first tilt rotor, the Focke-Achgelis 223, from 1944 :
The New York Times: Calling the Winners the Losers and the Losers the Winners Since 1945.