Friday, May 23, 2014

46th Air Brigade

Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules, Pisa
Pisa is the home of the 46ª Brigata Aerea (46th Air Brigade), the only transport wing in the Italian Air Force. Among its roles are the aerial delivery of paratroopers and material, the transport of equipment, tactical and special operations. The aircraft are also used for emergency medical services and as support for several humanitarian and civilian activities.
Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules, Pisa
The transport brigade is composed by three units: the 2nd and 50th Flight Units are equipped with C-130J and C-130J-30 aircraft, while the 98th Flight Unit uses the C-27J.

External links: 46ª Brigata Aerea (Italian Air Force) - Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules - Alenia C-27J Spartan (Wikipedia)
See also: Pisa - Lübeck

11 comments:

William Kendall said...

Impressive aircraft!

Randy said...

Nice shots.

Dina said...

Cool!! How did you get so close??

VP said...

Dina - Please check this post: Pisa - Lübeck.

cieldequimper said...

The first shot is really great!

Lois said...

I like the way they are lined up like that! Fantastic shots.

Lowell said...

A very impressive lineup of power and might. It's nice they're also used for emergencies and humanitarian needs. They're somewhat reminiscent of the old B-24s from WWII.

Luis Gomez said...

Great post VP. Wonderful shots.

Halcyon said...

Great photos. Lucky that you got so close to these planes.

José Mendonça said...

Love the perspective on top!

Stefan Jansson said...

Impressive planes.