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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:



And a stretched variant:



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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:



And a stretched variant:



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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