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C-27J Spartan Military Aviation Capacity Aircraft Developed by the LMATTS Consortium (Lockheed Martin Alenia Tactical Transport Systems) based on the G222 / C-27 Spartan.

The deployment program took place in the mid-1990s, although it was based on the mechanical parts of the G222, many of which were improved to accommodate the new ROLLS-ROYCE AE 2100D2 propulsion system, as well as up-to-date electronic equipment, complete with modern cockpit analogue to the C-130J Hercules II. Its first flight took place in September 1999.

Technical description: Cockpit

The aircraft has a full glass cockpit and is equipped with five color LCDs to reduce crew workload.

 

C-27J Spartan © Konstantinos Panitsidis

The C-27J cockpit is fully compatible with AN / AVS-9 third generation night vision systems and HUD (optional).

Each pilot is provided with a Flight Management System and throw of cargo by inserting the required coordinates of the area while being provided by a flight management unit.

Electronic equipment includes dual digital automatic pilot and APN 241 low power meteorological radar capable of mapping, weather detection and Wind Shear.

Internal configuration:

For heavy cargo transportation the aircraft has reinforced flooring. The landing system can adjust the height of the spindle to facilitate unloading of the airplane. The maximum payload is 11,500 kg.

Cabin interior dimensions:

Length 8.58 m, Width 2.45 m, Height 2.25 m

On a typical mission the aircraft can carry equipment as follows:


2 HMMWV vehicles. 1 Panhard AML-90. 2 Panhard M3. 3 Howitzer cannons of 105 mm



Palletised Loads

3 x CCU-6/E. 1 x HCU-12/E. 7 x HCU-12/E. 12 x A22 CDS.

 

Special Loads

1 x Bell 206. 3 x Engines AE2100. 2 x Fighter Engines F-16, Mirage 2000 and C-130 Hercules.


The aircraft carries up to 46 soldiers or 36 paratroopers in missions. In freight forwarding missions it can transport 36 stretchers (injured) including 6 nurses.

It takes about 15 minutes to perform a freight forwarding mission, and within 35 minutes of its destination it can carry out a throw loads.

 

Power Plant:

C-27J Spartan © Konstantinos Panitsidis

The Spartan is powered by two Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D2 motors with a maximum power of 3.460 kW (4,640 h.p.) each in take-off with outdoor ambient temperatures of up to 39.4o C.

In addition to the two engines, the aircraft also has a backup power unit that is capable of operating the engines in both air and ground.

 

Propeller R391 type Dowty R391 Aircraft C-27 Spartan © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Manufacturer: Dowty Aerospace Propellers. Country of origin: United Kingdom. Type: Constant speed, variable pitch. Number of Blades: Six (6). Diameter: 4.11 m. Weight: 315 kg


Export:

2003 - Hellenic Air Force signs first contract for purchase of 12 C-27J Spartan with option to purchase 3 more aircraft.
2001/2002-Italian Air Force, 12 C-27J Spartan, 8-Bulgaria, 54 Army and 24-USAF purchase contracts, with prospective users include Australia, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Finland, Malaysia, Taiwan .

 


PATCHES 

354 Tactical Airlift Group

 


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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Lockheed Martin Alenia Tactical Transport Systems
COUNTRY
USA-Italy
TYPE
Tactical military-transport aircraft
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT
Two Allison AE 2100D3
Power h.p.
2 x 5.000
Thrust-to-weight ratio
-
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
22,70
Height, m
10,57
Wing span, m
28,70
Wing area m2
82,00
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
16.103
Normal take-off, kg
25.800
Maximum take-off, kg
30.000
Useful load, kg
9.400
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
580
Cruising speed, km/h
556
Range, km
3.500
Combat range, km
1.946
Rate of climb, m/min
-
Service ceiling, m
8.380
Payload, kg
46 soldiers or 40 paratroops or 24 litters or 30 passengers 9.000 kg freight
ARMAMENT
-

 


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