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P-8A, PC-21 and C-27J make Avalon debuts

written by | March 1, 2017

As impressive as it was, the public unveiling of the Royal Australian Air Force’s new EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft was not the only show in town on the opening day of the 2017 Avalon Airshow.

Also making an appearance was the RAAF’s new C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter, which achieved initial operational capability (IOC) in December.


The PC-21 training aircraft that is being acquired under the AIR 5428 pilot training system project was also on display having recently arrived from Switzerland.

And the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft made its Avalon debut with RAAF markings, having arrived in Australia in November.

Photos by Paul Sadler


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P-8A, PC-21 and C-27J make Avalon debuts Comment

  • Tim Cheney


    I would like to have seen one of the PC-21’s in the Roulette’s colour scheme.

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