The Mystery Airplane
Alexia HC-27J Spartan
August 1, 2020
The C-27J is based on the Fiat G. 222 that first flew on 18 July 1970, and was delivered to Argentina, Italy, Libya, Nigeria, and Thailand. This Lockheed Martin/Alenia development with uprated engines, avionics, and other systems from the C-130J, took to the air on 25 September 1999. Technically called the Lockheed Martin Alenia Tactical Transport Systems, or LMATTS, initial orders were for Italy and Greece. Further aircraft were delivered to Australia, Bulgaria, Mexico, Romania, and the United States.
Powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce (Allison) AE2100-D2A turboprops of 4640 hp, the C-27 pro...