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Pisa was visited on June 10th. It is the only Italian transport base, flying with the G222 and the C-130H/J. The new C-130J's now take over the role of the H models.
And the H's are being sold to Brazil. 3 types of C-130J will become operational:
-the normal version
-the normal version with a refueling probe
-the extended version.
On Pisa, a HH-3F is on QRA for SAR missions

All photo's:
G.J.A. van Boven
© Sentry Aviation News


Pisa 20020610

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Thanks to Col. Gagliano and Col. Agrusti of the Ufficio Stampa of the Aeronautica Militare Italiana . And to Giancarlo Laudonia of the Pisa airbase.
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