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Alenia C-27J Spartan by NamelessFaithlessGod Alenia C-27J Spartan by NamelessFaithlessGod
It may be an unusual choice but personally I would describe this display by an Italian Air Force Alenia C-27J Spartan as probably the best military aircraft display it is possible to see right now. What? I hear you all say, How can that be? It doesn't have an afterburner or trail coloured smoke! You must be mad! Well no it doesn't have any of those things or even a pretty paint scheme. However anybody who has seen the display will surely agree that what they do with this aircraft is just astonishing. When a display aircraft of this size which was designed for the transport role, perfoms rolls, wingovers, knife edge passes and loops as part of the routine, you know it is going to be an exciting display. And yes it was a full loop.

This was taken during the Royal International Air Tattoo 2011.
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AirshowDave Feb 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great capture. =)
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:iconnamelessfaithlessgod:
Thanks very much! :)
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pearwood Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding aircraft and a fine portrait. It's one thing when they do that with fighters, but with a workhorse of a cargo plane??

I wouldn't think it would have enough rudder to do a knife-edge pass, but it they throttled back the upper(!) engine, who knows?
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Well clearly it isn't able to perform knife edge across the entire airbase quite the same way that a fighter could but it's astonishing to see it do it at all. You should check this video video out of the display. Worth watching. :) [link]
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pearwood Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow. And STOL to boot. When they kicked her out of trim she dropped like rock. Some severely cool flying there.
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davincipoppalag Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great shot of it
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