C-27J Cargo Plane

C-27J Cargo Planes Fly Out of the Hangar and into the Boneyard

The DoD is sending Italian-built C-27J Spartans straight from the assembly line to the boneyard because it has no use for them.

The DoD is sending Italian-built C-27J Spartans straight from the assembly line to the boneyard because it has no use for them.

The C-27J has the unique capability of taking off and landing on crude runways, and the Air Force has spent $567 million on 21 of the planes since 2007. Of those, 16 have been delivered – with almost all sent directly to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, where some 4,400 aircraft and 13 aerospace vehicles, with a total value of more than $35 billion, sit unused.

Read more at http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/07/new-air-force-cargo-planes-fly-straight-into-mothballs/?intcmp=latestnews.

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  • macaye

    who was running the looney bin when that order/overseas/ was approved?