Author Topic: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan  (Read 32204 times)

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #75 on: November 16, 2017, 05:15:58 AM »
Smooth. kind of like the USAF spec ops scheme. nice  :smiley:
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #76 on: November 19, 2017, 02:45:01 AM »
Classic shot:

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #77 on: November 16, 2021, 02:22:08 AM »
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #78 on: November 16, 2021, 06:31:11 AM »
Is this activity of a mass aircraft take-off called a Kangaroo Walk?
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #79 on: November 19, 2021, 03:58:29 AM »
Funny man!!
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #80 on: November 19, 2021, 04:39:26 AM »
Is this activity of a mass aircraft take-off called a Kangaroo Walk?

Not a Wallaby Waddle?
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #81 on: November 19, 2021, 05:23:55 AM »
Ooooh!  so that's where all the C-27J's went -----  ;D

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #82 on: November 19, 2021, 05:36:50 AM »
Is this activity of a mass aircraft take-off called a Kangaroo Walk?

Not a Wallaby Waddle?

This is a much better analogy Jeff.  ;D
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #83 on: November 19, 2021, 07:43:33 PM »
You guys are probably all to well aware of this, but the RAAF's C-27J fleet has been redesigned from 'tactical airlifters' to the primarily role of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.janes.com/amp/raaf-redefines-role-of-c-27j-spartan-fleet-to-focus-primarily-on-hadr-operations/ZnlJK3dHVU9mZ28xajRJVkc5dVI5VFp1cVMwPQ2

After all that on again, off again effort....


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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #84 on: November 20, 2021, 01:49:00 AM »
There is some talk of the RAAF doubling its C-130J fleet which might see the C-27Js retired.  They have not had a happy life to date.  Mind you, if the RAAF gets rid of them do they perhaps get donated to regional nations thus giving some options for what's...Fijian C-27J anyone?  Maybe PNGAF?  Others...?
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #85 on: November 20, 2021, 02:46:36 AM »
Maybe the US Coast Guard would pick up a few more.
Why are these perfectly good aircraft causing so much trouble for USAF and RAAF? I know, probably politics.
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #86 on: November 20, 2021, 02:51:00 AM »
No not politics as far as I am aware but sustainment issues as I understand it.  There are also problems sourcing spares for some items.

https://www.australiandefence.com.au/defence/air/beginning-of-the-end-for-spartan

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #87 on: November 21, 2021, 04:58:37 PM »
No not politics as far as I am aware but sustainment issues as I understand it.  There are also problems sourcing spares for some items.

https://www.australiandefence.com.au/defence/air/beginning-of-the-end-for-spartan

Another orphan platform but this one was thanks entirely to the USAF.  It was an Army program, the USAF gained control of it then killed it, effectively wiping out the FMS supported global fleet Australia was buying into.

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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #88 on: November 22, 2021, 05:08:40 AM »
No not politics as far as I am aware but sustainment issues as I understand it.  There are also problems sourcing spares for some items.

https://www.australiandefence.com.au/defence/air/beginning-of-the-end-for-spartan

Another orphan platform but this one was thanks entirely to the USAF.  It was an Army program, the USAF gained control of it then killed it, effectively wiping out the FMS supported global fleet Australia was buying into.

Not that simple, support from Leonardo (formerly Alenia) has been an ongoing problem for other customers
of other products. It's been messy for a long time and evidently the various reorganizations haven't made
much of a difference.
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Re: Aeritalia G.222 and Alenia-Lockheed Martin C-27 Spartan
« Reply #89 on: November 23, 2021, 02:25:03 AM »
One more:

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