|Aircraft ||Origin ||Type |
|Combat Aircraft |
|Boeing F/A-18 ||United States ||multirole |
|AV-8B Harrier II ||United States ||ground attack |
|F-35 Lightning II ||United States ||multirole |
Simply so, why do the Marines have aircraft?
While the US Marines are under the overall command of the US Navy, they are primarily an expeditionary ground-force & they require aircraft to specifically support the Marine ground forces.
Do Marines fly off of aircraft carriers?
Per other responses, USMC squadrons can (and have been) deployed aboard USN aircraft carriers. This means that the USMC fixed-wing pilots all have been exposed to the type of flying (primarily landings) required to operate from a carrier.
What helicopter do the Marines use?
Marine tiltrotor squadrons are new units operating the MV-22 Osprey with their main mission being assault support. The Osprey offers twice the speed, five times the range, and can fly more than twice as high as the helicopters it is replacing.
Who is the pilot of Marine One?