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An Extremely Risky Rescue Mission in Enemy Territory

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Off the coast of Libya, U.S. Marines receive word that an F-15 fighter pilot has crashed behind enemy lines. To save him, they turn to the Boeing V-22 Osprey for the dangerous mission.

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The story of the U.S. Marine's V-22 Osprey is one of transformation. It can convert from helicopter to plane, and back again. But what led to its invention? And how did it survive more than two decades of political turmoil and media scrutiny? Join us as we look back on this historic tiltrotor's tumultuous history. We detail how it escaped the political chopping block, how it built its reputation in battles and on humanitarian rescue efforts, and how it ultimately transformed the landscape of military aviation forever.

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