What is a C27J aircraft?

C27J Spartan cargo systems The aircraft is constructed to offload vehicles quickly while taking fire. “C-27J missions include maritime patrol, tactical operations, medical evacuation, ground refuelling, fire-fighting and aerial spraying.”

Who makes the C27J?

Lockheed MartinAlenia AeronauticaAlenia Aermacchi
Alenia C-27J Spartan/Manufacturers

How many Spartans does the RAAF have?

10 Spartans
The first Spartan arrived in Australia in 2015 and the fleet of 10 Spartans, operated by No. 35 Squadron, are based in RAAF Base Amberley….Specifications.

Manufacturer Alenia/L3
Max Speed 670 km/h
Capacity 34 passengers; 21 stretcher patients; 5,000kg of cargo
Weapons Electronic self-protection measures

What is the largest military transport aircraft?

An-124 Ruslan
Here’s another monster designed and built by the Antonov Design Bureau. The An-124 Ruslan, operated by the Russian Air Force, is the largest military aircraft in the world.

What aircraft does the RAAF have?

Royal Australian Air Force
Fighter F/A-18A/B Hornet, F/A-18F Super Hornet, F-35A Lightning II
Patrol AP-3C Orion, P-8A Poseidon
Trainer PC-21, Hawk 127, KA350
Transport C-130J Hercules, C-17A Globemaster III, 737 BBJ, Falcon 7X, KC-30A MRTT, C-27J Spartan

What aircraft does the Coast Guard fly?

The Coast Guard flies several aircraft types: 27 Lockheed HC-130 Hercules. 42 Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk. 102 Airbus MH-65 Dolphin.

What replaced the Caribou?

The C-27J has been designated as a replacement aircraft for the Caribou, which was retired in 2009, with the first RAAF C-27J arriving at RAAF Base Richmond in June 2015. Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies described the C-27J Spartan as the missing piece in Australia’s air mobility matrix.

What can the C-5 Galaxy carry?

It is capable of carrying two Abrams main battle tanks, an Abrams tank plus two Bradley armoured fighting vehicles, 10 LAV light armoured vehicles, six Apache attack helicopters or 36 standard pallets type 463L. “The C-5B Galaxy is capable of carrying a maximum payload up to 118,387kg to a range of 5,526km.”

Is the C-27J a medium lift aircraft?

The C-27J has been shortlisted as a candidate for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) medium lift aircraft program. A joint team from the Philippines’ Department of National Defense (DND) and PAF inspected the C-27J in January 2012.

Is the Alenia C-27J a cargo aircraft?

The Alenia C-27J Spartan is a medium-sized military transport aircraft. The C-27J is an advanced derivative of Alenia Aeronautica ‘s G.222 (C-27A Spartan in U.S. service), with the engines and systems of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules. The aircraft was selected as the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA)…

What does the C-27J do for the Coast Guard?

The Coast Guard is integrating 14 C-27Js into its medium range surveillance aircraft fleet, along with its HC-144 Ocean Sentries, to perform drug and migrant interdiction, disaster response, and search and rescue missions.

When was the C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft launched?

Launched in 1997, the C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft incorporates the same propulsion system and advanced avionics as the C-130J Hercules Transporter. Lockheed Martin and Alenia Aeronautica’s C-27J Spartan.