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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1971
Total Production: 105
Also Known As: C-27A Spartan, G222R/M, G222SAA, G222T and G222VS
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Leonardo-Finmeccanica
Parent System: G222
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1971
Total Production: 105
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Description: G222 is a twin-engined, light tactical transport turboprop aircraft developed by Alenia Aeronautica in the 1960s and fielded in the early 1970s. This aircraft is particularly well suited for operations from unprepared runways of 600 meters long conducting short to medium range tactical transport missions. Powered by two General Electric T64-GE-P4D turboshafts, each rated at 3,400-shp, G222 achieves a top speed of 540 kph. The G222 aircraft has been sold to the Italian Air Force and several international Air Forces. In 1990 the United States Air Force procured 10 such aircraft as the C-27A Spartan to perform transport missions in South America.

G222T is the basic version intended to conduct tactical transport missions. Other variants are : G222SAA is a firefighting variant; G222VS is a variant intended to provide electronic intelligence (ELINT); G222R/M radio and radar calibration aircraft; and the noted C-27A Spartan operated by the United States. More than 100 G222s were produced starting in the early 1970s through the early 1990s. In the late 1990s Alenia Aeronautica in partnership with Lockheed Martin developed a very improved variant called the C-27J Spartan. Currently, Italian Air Force's G222s are being replaced by the C-27Js.

On 15 July 2005, Alenia Aeronautica and Nigeria signed a 60 million Euro agreement for refurbishment and logistic support of the G222 aircraft supplied in the 1980s. Nigeria also took over a second-hand G222 airplane within this agreement.

G222 Applications

Support Aircraft C-27J Spartan

G222 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 46
Height: 9.80 meter (32.2 foot)
Length: 22.7 meter (74 foot)
Wingspan: 28.7 meter (94 foot)
Ceiling: 7,620 meter (25,000 foot)
Max Range: 4,630 kilometer (2,500 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 123 mps (443 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 150 mps (292 KTAS)
Cargo: 9,600 kilogram
Empty Weight: 15,400 kilogram (33,951 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 28,000 kilogram (61,728 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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G222 News

There are 5 news between
30 Sep 2008 and 8 Sep 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010Afghan Fleet of G222 Reaches 1,000 Flight-Hour Milestone
Friday, September 25, 2009First G222 Delivered to Afghan National Air Corps
Thursday, September 3, 2009Afghan C-27A Military Transport Aircraft Program Takes Flight
Monday, July 6, 2009Roll-out of First G222 Aircraft for Afghan National Army Air Corps
Tuesday, September 30, 2008Afghanistan National Army Air Corps to Receive 18 Refurbished G222 Transport Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment

Ex-Italian Air Force (18) aircraft refurbished and delivered to Afghanistan National Army Air Corps between 2009 and 2011. The program is funded by the United States Air Force.
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Grand Total 2811
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