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C-27 variants under study

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Hi folks,

Two C-27J variants apparently under study:

An AEW variant:

E27J.jpg


And a stretched variant:

S27J.jpg


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Greg
 

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Interesting. A 1.5m rear-fuselage stretch was proposed for the Tyne-engined G.222ST (Air International Vol16 No4, Apr 1979). The proportions look the same.

I guess surplus power applies as much to the C-27J as to the old Tyne G.222 concepts.
 

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I heard from Janes there is/was a maritime patrol model which they were going to pitch towards Taiwan.Now seeing as Taiwan has been wanting P-3s for the longest,this would seem like a compromise.Haven't seen any pics or line drawings,but I'd assume since this is an EADS projet,it may have a nose radome like the maritime patrol CASA 235.No idea as to if it would be armed of not either.
 

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ISTR reading just in the last week or so that there's an AC-27 gunship in the works.
 

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frank said:
ISTR reading just in the last week or so that there's an AC-27 gunship in the works.
Gen. Michael Moseley commented at the AFA conference that they are looking into a gunship variant with the new 30MM installed....From what I understand at the moment it is just talk.
 

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GTX said:
Hi folks,

Two C-27J variants apparently under study:

An AEW variant:

E27J.jpg


And a stretched variant:

S27J.jpg


Regards,

Greg

How ironic Greg.

When I was all but a teenager (31 years ago), a mate and I, envisaged and incorporated a AEW and gunship variant of the G.222, into our 'System' (The 'System' being our idea of the ideal/most proficient Australian Defence Force). Alas, our envisaged G.222 AEW was based around the Grumman E-2 Hawkeye radar system, our G.222 gunship incorporated a 105mm howitzer of the AC-130. They were to be used in 'Expedition Air Units', which could deploy and use rough-field airbase deployment in the Australian North, to directly support operations!

If only I could have foreseen last weeks Tatts Lotto numbers :p

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The aircraft company Leonardo will deliver first C-27J Next Generation airlifter in 2021.
The new version includes visibel the addition of performance-enhancing winglets. The brand-new avionics system of the C-27J Next Generation is designed to comply with Next Generation Air Traffic Control requirements, including FANS 1/A+ datalink; TCAS 7.1; ILS Cat.II; enhanced video TAWS. New cockpit displays; new weather radar; new radio navigation; enhanced satellite communications and radio communication capabilities; new intercommunication system; new cockpit and cargo panels; Mode 5 IFF/ADS-B out and tactical VNAV and Search and Rescue; lighting system with LED technology have also been included. The first enhanced aircraft will be delivered to an undisclosed customer in 2021.
Sources: https://www.flightglobal.com/defenc...t-generation-airlifter-in-2021/141084.article
 

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An electronic warfare variant is in service with the Italian Airforce called the EC-27J dubbed "Jedi".
 

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The report recommended that for future weapons purchases, the Defense Department should sufficiently weigh risks before approving acquisitions, require contractors to provide plans on how they will sustain aircraft or other products, avoid waiving regulations or procedures because funding for a program is about to expire, conduct "comprehensive inspections" before accepting a final product and thoroughly investigate "allegations of the conflict of interest statute" and take appropriate action.
 

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The report recommended that for future weapons purchases, the Defense Department should sufficiently weigh risks before approving acquisitions, require contractors to provide plans on how they will sustain aircraft or other products, avoid waiving regulations or procedures because funding for a program is about to expire, conduct "comprehensive inspections" before accepting a final product and thoroughly investigate "allegations of the conflict of interest statute" and take appropriate action.
Given the normal technical illiteracy required by political watchdogs, I’ll wait for more info before making my mind up on this one.
 

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