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Ohio Guard unit is first to switch to C-27J

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The 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, an Ohio National Guard unit, will be the first unit to convert to C-27J Spartan operations. Image: United States AirForce

 

Ohio Guard unit is first to switch to C-27J

 

By Bruce Rolfsen - Staff writer

 

The Air Force’s adoption of the C-27J Spartan cargo plane reaches a milestone Saturday when the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, becomes the first unit to convert to C-27J operations.

 

The 179th, part of the Ohio National Guard, had flown the C-130H Hercules. In anticipation of the switch, crews traveled to the C-27J school house at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., for qualification training.

 

The Air Force is buying 37 C-27Js whose crews will focus on flying airlift missions for Army units and state Guard units.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Force Times

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Is it just me? Or does the C-27J look like the good old C-123 Provider? just with turbo props instead of radials :grin:

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It's actually smaller than the 123, especially the wingspan, but it can carry the same payload and has higher empty and MTOW.

 

The C-27J is just the C-27A with the same engines and cockpit updates as the C-130J, and the C-27A was just the Aeritalia G.222.

 

In fact, I believe we have an old C-27A here.

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