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G.222

The G.222 is a tactical transport aircraft from the Italian Air Force. In the beginning they had 44 aircraft but that was reduced. Un 2005 they had still 6 or 7 operational. The G.222 is partially replaced by the C-130J Hercules and soon by the new C-27J Spartan.

The United States military has bought 18 former Italian G.222's for the military of Afghanistan. They will be modernized.

 

Specifications

Length: 28.70 meter Weight (empty): 15.700kg
Maximum speed: 487 km/h Weight (maximum): 28.000kg
Max. ceiling: 7.600m Crew: 2 pilots, 1 specialist, 1 loadmaster
Max. range: 1.260km  
Engine: General Electric T64-GE-P4D da  
Thrust: 3.447 sHP  

G.222 from the Italian Air Force
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Last updated: August 7, 2010