Country: Italy
Operator: Italian Air Force
Total lenght: 22.7 m
Wingspan: 28.7 m
Height: 9.64 m
Maximum take-off weight: 30500 kg
Ceiling: 9144 m
Range: 1759 m
Maximum speed : 602 km/h

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Crew: 2 + 1

Cruising speed: 583 km / h.

Engine power: 2 × 3,460 kW (4,640 hp)

Capacity: 60 soldiers / 46 paratroopers / 36 wounded (lying) + 6 medics

Description / History

Alenia Aermacchi (Leonardo) has developed the C-27J Spartan, an aircraft that has become a concept in Europe and NATO countries. It is currently the world's best-selling mid-range military transport aircraft of the new generation. Spartan's wide cargo area with high deck strength allows for the transport of units, cargo, vehicles, paratroopers and equipment. Unique undercarriage system with variable height and position for loading and unloading purposes. The C27J is a suitable aircraft for carrying out tactical, peaceful and humanitarian missions. The aircraft can be used in the long term to perform tasks of combat and tactical air transport, with provisional logistical security in difficult climatic conditions.

Spartan has a modified cockpit for a two-man crew and was designed to operate under all weather conditions day and night. The cockpit has an excellent view. The aircraft is capable of operating from short, untreated take-off and landing areas. The C27J is equipped with passive protection devices (corner reflectors and flares) as well as a warning device for signaling exposure to enemy radar, infrared or laser sight. It is also equipped with an OBBIGS system for fuel tank protection and armor.

The C27J is currently in service with the Italian, Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, American, Australian Air Forces, Slovak Air Forces, Air Forces of Lithuania, Chad, Morocco, Mexico, Peru and Turkmenistan.

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