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Aeritalia G222 TCM Italian Air Force, MM62153, RS-46, C/N 4095 © Karsten Palt
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G.222 / C-27A Spartan

STOL Transport Aircraft

The Aeritalia G.222 is a twin-engined STOL military transport aircraft produced by the Italian manufacturer Aeritalia, later Alenia. The United States Air Force (USAF) operated ten G222 between 1990 and 1999 under the designation C-27A Spartan.
Passengers40, max. 53
Propulsion2 Turboprop Engines
Engine ModelGeneral Electric T64-P-4 D
Engine Power (each)2536 kW3400 shp
Speed539 km/h291 kts
  335 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Range4.630 km2.500 NM
2.877 mi.
Empty Weight14.590 kg32.165 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight26.500 kg58.423 lbs
max. Landing Weight26.500 kg58.423 lbs
Wing Span28,70 m94,2 ft
Wing Area82,0 m883 ft
Length22,70 m74,5 ft
Height9,80 m32,2 ft
First Flight18.07.1970
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1970-1993
Total Production111
ICAO CodeG222
Data for (Version)Aeritalia G.222
VariantsG.222RM, G.222SAA, G.222T, C-27A Spartan
The Alenia C-27J is a further development by Alenia using the same avionics and engines as the Lockheed-Martin C-130J Hercules.

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