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REQ : Possible to see the Afghan AF C-27s?

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Dear all,
Hope somebody is able to share information with us where we are looking for.

In a few weeks time we will visit ETAR and I found out that Spottingguide.net ( https://www.spotterguide.net/planespott ... -rms-etar/ ) is reporting that the C-27 of the Afghan AF are possible to see. Checked some other sources and some report 3 out of the 4 can be seen and others that nothing can be seen from outside the base.

Does anybody has reliable, updated information on the possibility to see those planes?

The information is highly appreciated. :worship:
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I saw them from the highway and they are in a small forest....
http://woensdrechtas.nl/index.php
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Re: REQ : Possible to see the Afghan AF C-27s?

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Message some time ago:
Wijgert IJlst wrote: 02 Jan 2018, 13:56
Buccaneer S.2B wrote:Good afternoon,

Haven't been at Ramstein in more then two decades, but want to give it a try for the expected NASA DC8 :worship:
I found out four Afghan C-27's are stored in the Southern shelter area.
Can they be seen from one of the high vantage points like the Bismarck Turm, Burg Nanstein or Am Herrengärtchen?
(I've never been before at one of these three).

thanks in advance,
wkr,
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Remco, if you walk (not allowed to drive) along the fence over the perimeter road, you can reach the parking area where the 4 G.222's are parked. It's at the end of the southern taxi-track, and the shelter area where the Learjets operate out of. G.222's are good visable during the winter months from this location: 49.423001, 7.577064.

Viewing the base and reading of serials can be done best from Am Herrengärtchen/Auf Der Pick, in the "Am Melkerei" part of Landstuhl. Although not 100% of the aircraft can be seen, you will get most of them from this official viewing area/vantage point.
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Re: REQ : Possible to see the Afghan AF C-27s?

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One of these four has been moved to another part of the airbase, probably to be scrapped.
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Re: REQ : Possible to see the Afghan AF C-27s?

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Thanks for the information!!

We will give it a try.
michel N wrote: 28 Jun 2021, 10:58 One of these four has been moved to another part of the airbase, probably to be scrapped.
Hope we are able to indentify the 3 still there.
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84020 was the one towed away to the other side of the runway. It was noted on one of the ramps a while ago. If it’s still there, or gone I don’t know
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E-R-I-C wrote: 28 Jun 2021, 13:34 Thanks for the information!!
We will give it a try.
michel N wrote: 28 Jun 2021, 10:58 One of these four has been moved to another part of the airbase, probably to be scrapped.
Hope we are able to indentify the 3 still there.
Three are still in storage an the 4th one was still on the based C-130 ramp a few weeks ago.
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Re: REQ : Possible to see the Afghan AF C-27s?

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Flyboy wrote: 28 Jun 2021, 10:48 Message some time ago:
Wijgert IJlst wrote: 02 Jan 2018, 13:56
Buccaneer S.2B wrote:Good afternoon,

Haven't been at Ramstein in more then two decades, but want to give it a try for the expected NASA DC8 :worship:
I found out four Afghan C-27's are stored in the Southern shelter area.
Can they be seen from one of the high vantage points like the Bismarck Turm, Burg Nanstein or Am Herrengärtchen?
(I've never been before at one of these three).

thanks in advance,
wkr,
Remco
Remco, if you walk (not allowed to drive) along the fence over the perimeter road, you can reach the parking area where the 4 G.222's are parked. It's at the end of the southern taxi-track, and the shelter area where the Learjets operate out of. G.222's are good visable during the winter months from this location: 49.423001, 7.577064.

Viewing the base and reading of serials can be done best from Am Herrengärtchen/Auf Der Pick, in the "Am Melkerei" part of Landstuhl. Although not 100% of the aircraft can be seen, you will get most of them from this official viewing area/vantage point.
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Isn’t the Bismarck Turm a better spot then Melkerei for the C-27’s?

But only for tails.
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Bismarckturm was not too good for these (must be 3 years ago that I saw Just three tails from there, trees keep on growing). Of course the one taken away might very well be visible only from the tower.
Road is 'anlieger frei' which could get you a (wait for it) 10 eur fine. You need to drive it for about 500 meters. Of course it is still illegal!
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You don’t need to, and shouldn’t drive in there. Walking is much healthier…
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Re: REQ : Possible to see the Afghan AF C-27s?

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Flyboy wrote: 28 Jun 2021, 10:48 Message some time ago:
Wijgert IJlst wrote: 02 Jan 2018, 13:56
Buccaneer S.2B wrote:Good afternoon,

Haven't been at Ramstein in more then two decades, but want to give it a try for the expected NASA DC8 :worship:
I found out four Afghan C-27's are stored in the Southern shelter area.
Can they be seen from one of the high vantage points like the Bismarck Turm, Burg Nanstein or Am Herrengärtchen?
(I've never been before at one of these three).

thanks in advance,
wkr,
Remco
Remco, if you walk (not allowed to drive) along the fence over the perimeter road, you can reach the parking area where the 4 G.222's are parked. It's at the end of the southern taxi-track, and the shelter area where the Learjets operate out of. G.222's are good visable during the winter months from this location: 49.423001, 7.577064.

Viewing the base and reading of serials can be done best from Am Herrengärtchen/Auf Der Pick, in the "Am Melkerei" part of Landstuhl. Although not 100% of the aircraft can be seen, you will get most of them from this official viewing area/vantage point.
These pics were made march 2020
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are all the registrations of all 4 known? so yes, what are the registrations?
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Re: REQ : Possible to see the Afghan AF C-27s?

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Just to save you the trouble to look them up for yourself, eg. on Eurodemobbed: 84020,84025,84026 and 04095 :roll:
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Of which the 84020 has moved to the other side of the runway
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michel N wrote: 28 Jul 2021, 17:57Of which the 84020 has moved to the other side of the runway
It's parked in front of the twin hangars just SW of the C-130 ramp, nose visible from the fence at the rwy 26 forest spotting point (probably better from the eastern tip of the base - didn't check).

The three between the shelters are hardly visible anymore from the outside due to the trees and their foliage, especially now in Summer of course. If you don't know where they are it's even possibe to miss the spot, I suppose. But, at least two of these can be seen 'well' enough for most spotters to count them. :wink:


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Re: REQ : Possible to see the Afghan AF C-27s?

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3 on taxiway in shelter area can be “seen” trough many trees and bushes, tails and partly the aircraft. Not able to see serials. One tail partly to be seen from the Bismarck Tower.

The one at the C-130 ramp partly visible from east side of the runway.
Seen on 20-08-21
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