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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2013, 12:29:19 PM »
A C-130 does, or did, so why not  C-27?

True but I was thinking more along the lines of "fit on a carrier with all the other aircraft," Kit.  ;)
I'm not at all certain they'd be able to strike below deck without a bunch of alterations including, but not limited to, folding wings and a folding vertical tail.  I could see a "kneeling" landing gear, too.

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2013, 04:29:48 PM »
A C-130 does, or did, so why not  C-27?

True but I was thinking more along the lines of "fit on a carrier with all the other aircraft," Kit.  ;)
I'm not at all certain they'd be able to strike below deck without a bunch of alterations including, but not limited to, folding wings and a folding vertical tail.  I could see a "kneeling" landing gear, too.

Maybe not below decks but folding wings and in the deck park....

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #52 on: December 12, 2013, 06:24:05 AM »
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #53 on: December 12, 2013, 11:35:57 PM »
Coincidently while at the LMS yesterday, I was considering whether to buy the Italeri G.222 they had right next to a C-27 boxing (got one of those already)

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2013, 02:17:17 AM »
First RAAF C-27J:



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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2013, 02:25:04 AM »
Very pretty.  Looks almost Brazilian with those colors.  By the way, your links are no good.

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2013, 02:26:30 AM »
Hence why I removed them.
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2013, 06:42:41 PM »
Unusual colour for a RAAF tactical aircraft....

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #58 on: December 21, 2013, 02:12:50 AM »
Not necessarily…



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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #59 on: December 21, 2013, 11:13:24 AM »
The C-27J appears darker to my eye, which was what I was remarking on.  Perhaps it just needs some time in the antipodean sun?

I note that Janes doesn't know it's Australian Geography.  Can you pick the mistake?   ;)

http://www.janes.com/article/31772/maiden-flight-for-australia-s-c-27j-spartan-airlifter

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #60 on: December 21, 2013, 01:48:41 PM »
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2013, 03:15:45 AM »
I note that Janes doesn't know it's Australian Geography.  Can you pick the mistake?   ;)

Nah!  They just don't know when to keep quiet about top secret installations such as the "other" RAAF Richmond …the one in South Australia ;)
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #62 on: December 22, 2013, 03:18:52 AM »
The C-27J appears darker to my eye, which was what I was remarking on. 


Not sure but I think it might be the lighting conditions or even possible filters the photographer has applied.  In some cases the RAAF C-130s can appear a lot darker too (click on image to see close up):

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #63 on: December 22, 2013, 07:27:41 AM »
I note that Janes doesn't know it's Australian Geography.  Can you pick the mistake?   ;)

Nah!  They just don't know when to keep quiet about top secret installations such as the "other" RAAF Richmond …the one in South Australia ;)

Bah! To 98 % of the world's population, everything in Australia is "south"!  ;)
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #64 on: December 22, 2013, 10:16:44 AM »
I note that Janes doesn't know it's Australian Geography.  Can you pick the mistake?   ;)


Nah!  They just don't know when to keep quiet about top secret installations such as the "other" RAAF Richmond …the one in South Australia ;)


Bah! To 98 % of the world's population, everything in Australia is "south"!  ;)


Really?



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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2013, 10:18:36 AM »
The C-27J appears darker to my eye, which was what I was remarking on. 

Not sure but I think it might be the lighting conditions or even possible filters the photographer has applied.  In some cases the RAAF C-130s can appear a lot darker too (click on image to see close up):

Thing is, it's obviously a bright day in the picture of the C-27J.  I'm well aware that what comes out of a lot of cameras, digital and wet-film is pretty subjective and what appears on the computer screen as well but it definitely appears darker than the C-130s, Greg.

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« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2013, 10:20:50 AM »
I note that Janes doesn't know it's Australian Geography.  Can you pick the mistake?   ;)

Nah!  They just don't know when to keep quiet about top secret installations such as the "other" RAAF Richmond …the one in South Australia ;)

Ah, yes, the other RAAF Richmond, which is spelt "Edinburgh"?  While it actually makes sense for the RAAF to station it's tactical transport squadron next to the new Army "superbase", I somehow thing the flyboys might not like being separated from the bright lights of Sydney.   ;D

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2013, 10:51:47 AM »
Nope, not Edinburgh nor Woomera (know both of those very well from personal experience)...the secret one...
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #68 on: December 22, 2013, 10:52:36 AM »
I note that Janes doesn't know it's Australian Geography.  Can you pick the mistake?   ;)


Nah!  They just don't know when to keep quiet about top secret installations such as the "other" RAAF Richmond …the one in South Australia ;)


Bah! To 98 % of the world's population, everything in Australia is "south"!  ;)


Really?



;D ;D


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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2013, 10:53:53 AM »
The C-27J appears darker to my eye, which was what I was remarking on. 

Not sure but I think it might be the lighting conditions or even possible filters the photographer has applied.  In some cases the RAAF C-130s can appear a lot darker too (click on image to see close up):

Thing is, it's obviously a bright day in the picture of the C-27J.  I'm well aware that what comes out of a lot of cameras, digital and wet-film is pretty subjective and what appears on the computer screen as well but it definitely appears darker than the C-130s, Greg.

Looking at the shadows it might be getting latish in the day ...
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2013, 11:43:43 AM »
Or early... ;D

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #71 on: December 23, 2013, 01:29:40 PM »
Supposedly the C-130J and the new RAAF C-27J are both the same colour greys:  Dark Grey FS36099 and Blue Grey FS-35237.
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« Reply #72 on: December 24, 2013, 10:18:23 AM »
Supposedly the C-130J and the new RAAF C-27J are both the same colour greys:  Dark Grey FS36099 and Blue Grey FS-35237.

Age and lighting then, I'd suggest.  The C-27J is fresh from the paint shop (more or less) while the C-130s are a little older and a little more faded.

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #73 on: December 24, 2013, 10:42:39 AM »
Most likely.
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #74 on: November 16, 2017, 01:16:13 AM »
I do like the dark grey scheme on the new RAAF C-27Js:

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