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C-27J Spartan Military transport aircraft
 
 
 
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Description

The C-27J Spartan is a military transport aircraft. The C-27J is an advanced derivative of Alenia Aeronautica's G.222 (C-27A Spartan in US service), with the engines and systems of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules. The aircraft was selected as the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) for the United States military. Alenia Aeronautica, headquartered in Rome, Italy is a company of the Finmeccanica Group. The C-27J Team will produce and missionize the C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft for the United States government and other international customers. The C-27J Spartan is a military airlifter specifically designed for cargo and troops, paratroop and material air drop, medical evacuation and day/night all-weather operations. The C-27J is currently under production for the Italian Air Force (12 units) and the Hellenic Air Force (12 units), and the Bulgarian Air Force (5 Units). The aircraft is also competing in Canada for its Fixed Wing Search and Rescue replacement as well as around the world.

 
Variants
- AC-27J Stinger II: gunship version proposed for U.S. Air Force
 
Technical Data
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Design
The C-27J is based on the proven and reliable C-27A airframe also sold to the USAF as the Spartan. Since it was originally designed as a true rugged military airlifter, the C-27J is highly interoperable with heavier models such as the C-130s, and incorporates state-of-the-art technologies throughout its propulsion system, avionic system, cockpit layout and data presentation .
Avionic
The two-pilot cockpit is night-vision-goggle (NVG) compatible. The flight deck is very similar to that of the C-130J Hercules. The electronic flight instrumentation system (EFIS) incorporates five liquid crystal head-down colour displays. The C-27J Spartan has a state-of-the-art suite of standard off-the-shelf military equipment integrated with military standard digital data bus architecture. The avionics represent the most advanced system available in tactical airlifters, and is compatible with emerging Future Air Navigation System (FANS) requirements. The avionics and cockpit were designed with growing capability in mind to satisfy specific customer needs. The C-27J Spartan is equipped with electronic flight instrumentation system (EFIS), incorporating five liquid crystal color multi-functional display units (CMDU) that provide aircraft control, operations and navigation data.
Propulsion
The C-27J has outstanding threat avoidance capabilities, including a take-off ground run of about 1,900 feet at maximum take off weight on an unpaved surface. In a tactical environment, the aircraft is capable of climbing to 10,000 ft in 3 minutes, descending from 10,000 ft in under 2.5 minutes and can handle up to 3.0g forces. At maximum landing weight, the C-27J has a ground roll of less than 1,115 ft. The C-27J is equipped with two AE 2100D3 turboshaft engines, supplied by Rolls-Royce Defence North America (formerly Allison). The engines are rated at 4,637shp. Messier-Dowty supply the six-bladed composite propellers.
Capability
The primary roles of the C-27J are cargo transport, troop transport, and material and paratroop air drop. Other missions include maritime patrol, tactical operations, medical evacuation, ground refuelling, fire-fighting and aerial spraying. The C-27J Spartan is the perfect fixed-wing multipurpose cargo aircraft for today’s diverse missions. Extremely maneuverable and versatile, the rugged C-27J boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class and the ability to perform 3.0g force maneuvers in the style of fighter aircraft, enabling tight turns and a rapid climb and descent. The C-27J can fly farther, faster and higher than any other twin engine military transport aircraft in its class.
The C-27J features the unique capability to vary cargo floor height and continuously adjust attitude, ensuring easy loading and unloading of large volume, highdensity payloads without ground support equipment and also facilitating drive-in/out of vehicles so that they can be in use immediately.
The C-27J offers significantly more capability than any other aircraft in its class. Its large flight envelope allows it to carry out the most demanding tactical missions quickly, safely and effectively.
The C-27J’s structural strength, power and system redundancy provide a high level of safety and an unbeatable mission accomplishment rate.
 
Specifications
Type
Military transport aircraft
Engine
Two Roll-Royce AE2100-D2A tuboprop
Altitude
27,500ft initial cruise
Producer
Italy / United States
Operators
Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Morocco, Mexico, Romania,Slovakia and United States
Armament
No armament, cargo transport
Performance
Maximum speed: 602 km/h
Take Off Weight
30,500 kg
Avionic
Lockheed Martin Aeronautical systems
Dimension / Weight
Length: 24.45 m; Wingspan: 25.81 m; Height: 8.66 m
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C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Italy Italian Air Force defence industry technology
 
C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Italy Italian Air Force defence industry technology
C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Italy Italian Air Force defence industry technology
C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Italy Italian Air Force defence industry technology
C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft technical data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video Italy Italian Air Force defence industry technology
 
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