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The Alenia C-27J Spartan is a military multi-purpose transport. This aircraft has a length of about 22.7 meters, and a wingspan of 28.7 meters. The Italian-made aircraft has no armament and reaches a service ceiling of about 9,144 meters.
For example, Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria, Australia, the United States, as well as Romania and many others use the medium-weight combat zone transport.
The C-27J is a high-wing aircraft with STOL capabilities, or "Short Take Off and Landing" capabilities. Due to the short and robustly designed nose wheel landing gear, it allows take-off and landing even from unpaved areas. This makes the aircraft suitable not only for airlifting cargo loads, but also for aeromedical evacuation of sick or wounded personnel.