ROBOTECH Technical Files
by Rob Morgenstern, Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen


General Dynamics VC-27 "Tunny" Heavy VTOL Cargo Plane

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VC-27 Tunny
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I. Dimensions.

II. Type.

Four+ seat long-range heavy military tactical VSTOL transport aircraft.

III. Propulsion.

IV. Performance:

V. Sensory Systems:

Radar System:
Optical tracking:
Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

VI. Armament:

VII. Armor:

Full nuclear and chemical protection as long as the cargo door are closed. Limited protection from hand fired solids and energy beams, shrapnel and other fragments.

VIII. Development:

The Tunny was developed to be able to haul heavy loads to rugged areas. As an improvement to the McDonnell-Douglas C-17, this aircraft provided VTOL capabilities to ensure that the aircraft could land anywhere. However, use of this capability limits the cargo capacity and range severely. Normally, the additional engines are used for STOL operations allowing the aircraft to haul a full load off of a 300m runway.

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