Osprey Heliplane

{{Vehicle Infobox
|image=FileOsprey model.jpg|250px
|name=Osprey Heliplane
|type=WikipediaTiltrotor|Tiltrotor aircraft
|passengers=Troops (seated)
|designer=Steve Theodore{{IA|20070513091613/http//|Steve Theodore's personal website}}
The '''Osprey Heliplane'''''Half-Life Prima Guide'' is a US military WikipediaVTOL|VTOL aircraft used by the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit|HECU during the Black Mesa Incident. It was used to transport personnel into combat zones.

The Osprey makes its first appearance near the end of the chapter ''"We've Got Hostiles"'' (this appearance marks the ending of ''Half-Life''{{'}}s first demo, ''Half-Life Day One''), on the surface of Sector D. It can also be seen in the Topside Motorpool in the chapter ''Half-Life storyline 12 Surface Tension|Surface Tension'' where HECU troops are unloaded and fight Alien Grunts. The Osprey is unarmed and thus cannot harm the player, but it continually deploys a group of soldiers who rappel down from the aircraft on ropes every so often. The two rotors serve as weak points vulnerable even to small arms fire.

===''Half-Life Opposing Force''===
FileWe Are Pulling Out3.jpg|HECU soldiers pulling out without Shephard.|200px|right|thumb

At the beginning of ''Opposing Force'', Shephard is transported in ''Goose 7'', an Osprey, through a canyon along with his squad towards the Black Mesa Research Facility until it is attacked by Alien Crafts and shot down, along with ''Goose 3''. At the end of the game, Shephard is teleported to a similar craft for the G-Man ending sequence.

===''Half-Life Decay''===
In ''Decay'', an Osprey is encountered in the Black Mesa Air Control chapter, ''Half-Life Decay storyline 6 Code Green|Code Green'', where it is first seen through a window lifting off as the level begins. Later, it returns and constantly unloads HECU troops until it is destroyed or the player proceeds further.

==Behind the scenes==
*The Prima Guide claims that the Osprey can fire chain gun and rockets at the player but less frequently than the Apache. According to Steve Theodore, this is a mistake.Steve Theodore on ReferencesValve_employee_emails and the Osprey (November 19, 2015)
*The ''Opposing Force'' files feature a model of what appears to be a Black Ops version of the Osprey, though it never appears in-game. The Black Ops AH-64 Apache|Apache, which was not cut, features similar black coloring.
*As seen in an early ''Decay'' screenshot, the players were to find a partially dismantled Osprey in the mission Cut missions from Half-Life Decay 8 Hangar|''Hangar'' which was ultimately cut from the game, leaving the model unseen in the final game. Unused dialogue also indicated that this mission would have featured a battle with an enemy Osprey continuously offloading soldiers. This event was moved to the previous mission, ''Code Green''.

*The Development of Half-Life 2 files|''Half-Life 2'' leak files feature  2 leak|models with temporary textures of parts of an Osprey which was to be used instead of the C-130 by Gordon and Alyx to travel from the Weather Control to the Skyscraper.Development of Half-Life 2 game|''Half-Life 2'' leak files

===''Half-Life'' and its expansions===

FileEarly osprey.jpg|Osprey above the Topside Motorpool helipad.
File2 Ospreys 1 Apache.jpg|Two Ospreys and an Apache at the same spot.
FileOsprey helipad HECU.jpg|More recent early version of the troop unloading at the Topside Motorpool.
FileOsprey helipad HECU closeup.jpg
FileSurface tension scripted.jpg|Staged screenshot.
FileOp4 install2.png|Staged screenshot of Shephard and his comrades fighting aliens and Black Ops.
FileOther1 cut.jpg|Dismantled Osprey in a Black Mesa Air Control hangar in an early ''Decay'' screenshot.


FileC1a3b surface.jpg
FileBMRF helipad Osprey.jpg|HECU troops being unloaded by an Osprey in the Topside Motorpool.
FileOfboot10002.jpg|HECU soldiers gathering at Santego before leaving. 
FileOpposing Force intro.jpg|''Goose 3'' under attack by an Alien Craft. 
FileOf1a2 crash.jpg|A crashed Osprey.
FileOf6a100040.jpg|Another crashed Osprey in the area following the dam.
FileCrashed osprey.jpg|Crashed Osprey model.
FileOsprey Black Ops.jpg|Unused Black Ops Osprey model.
FileG-Man Xen Op4.jpg|The G-Man addressing Adrian Shephard in an Osprey.
FileDy signal055000.jpg|Osprey on an airstrip of the Black Mesa Air Control.
FileDy signal0002.jpg|Ditto.
FileDy signal0010.jpg|HECU troops being unloaded by an Osprey in the Black Mesa Air Control.

===''Half-Life 2'' leak===

FileOsprey cockpit.png|Cockpit model.
FileOsprey propellers.png|Propeller model.
FileOsprey engines.png|Engine model.

==List of appearances==
*''Half-Life Day One'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life Opposing Force''
*''Half-Life Decay''
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''


==External links==
*{{Wikipedia|url=V-22_Osprey|text=V-22 Osprey}} on Wikipedia

{{Black Ops}}
CategoryHECU transportation
CategoryBlack Ops transportation
CategoryResistance transportation
CategoryHalf-Life Opposing Force (pre-release)
CategoryHalf-Life Decay