One of the best displays at Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD 2012) held at Waterkloof was the Spartan C-27J. The Italian crew went through great lengths to mount our onboard cameras on short notice before their last display at AAD 2012. What a magnificent aircraft with a very friendly and top class crew.
The C-27J Spartan is the perfect fixed-wing multipurpose cargo aircraft for today’s diverse missions. Extremely maneuverability and versatile, the rugged C-27J boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class and the ability to perform 3.0g force manoeuvres in the style of fighter aircraft, enabling tight turns and a rapid climb and descent. The C-27J can fly further, 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, high-density 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. 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 its maximum landing weight, the C-27J has a ground roll of less than 1,115 ft.
Published on Sep 26, 2012 by InfozoneTV