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Posted: 11/01/2011

The C-27J Spartan is a fixed-wing multipurpose cargo aircraft.. 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 capability to vary cargo floor height and continuously adjust attitude, making easy loading and unloading of large volume, highdensity payloads without ground support equipment and also facilitating drive-in/out of vehicles.
 
The C-27J can take-off on unpaved runways of 1,900 feet.  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.
 
The C-27J is in service with the Air Forces of Greece, Italy, Lithuania and Bulgaria. The aircraft is also under production for the U.S. Army and Air Force’s Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program.



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