Mission to Dartmoor: US Marines pile aboard twin-propeller Osprey and Sea Stallion choppers after they swoop in from USS Iwo Jima warship off Ireland
US Marines were pictured boarding the Sea Stallion helicopters on Dartmoor near Okehampton last month Residents also got to see the twin propeller Osprey helicopter which boasts tilt rotors and travel at 351mphThe impressive aircraft arrived from the Wasp-class USS Iwo Jima assault ship anchored off coast of Ireland
US Marines have been pictured practicing manoeuvres on Dartmoor after arriving from a warship anchored off the coast of Ireland.
The squads were seen boarding Sea Stallion helicopters near Okehampton in Devon last month.
Two twin propeller Ospreys, which boasts tilt rotors meaning it can perform both vertical and short take offs and landings, was also spotted flying in the area.
The US marines were pictured practising their manoeuvres in Britain before climbing back aboard the Sea Stallion helicopter
The aircraft flew from the 40,500 ton USS Iwo Jima amphibious assault ship off the coast of Ireland.
The Wasp-class vessel’s official Facebook page said: ‘This past week, IWO JIMA conducted operations in the Atlantic Ocean and the crew continued to hone their warfighting skills by holding training and completing a number of drills.