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Lockheed C-130 Hercules
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed.
Capable of using unprepared runways for take offs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft.
Tactical airlifter basic models
Early version Electronic Intelligence/Signals Intelligence (ELINT/SIGINT) aircraft
C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical airlifter, with new engines, avionics, and updated systems
A one-off conversion of C-130B 58-0712, modified with a double Allison YT56 gas generator pod under each outer wing, to provide bleed air for all the control surfaces and flaps.
Designation for RAF Hercules C1/W2/C3 aircraft
(C-130Js in RAF service are the Hercules C.4 and Hercules C.5)
Ski-equipped version for snow and ice operations United States Air Force / Air National Guard
Designation for Canadian Armed Forces / Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules aircraft.
U.S. Air Force used the CC-130J designation to differentiate the standard C-130J variant from the “stretched” C-130J (company designation C-130J-30).
Designation used by the Brazilian Air Force for locally modified / up-graded C-130H aircraft
USAF and USN Drone control
EC-130E/J Commando Solo
USAF / Air National Guard psychological operations version
EC-130E Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Centre (ABCCC)
USAF procedural air-to-ground attack control, also provided NRT threat updates
EC-130E Rivet Rider
Airborne psychological warfare aircraft
EC-130H Compass Call
Electronic warfare and electronic attack.
Airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) variant used by USCG for counter-narcotics missions
Permanently grounded instructional airframes
Early model combat search and rescue
HC-130P/N Combat King
USAF aerial refuelling tanker and combat search and rescue
HC-130J Combat King II
Next generation combat search and rescue tanker
USCG long-range surveillance and search and rescue, USAFR Aerial Spray & Airlift
Temporary conversion for flight test operations; used to recover drones and spy satellite film capsules.
United States Marine Corps aerial refuelling tanker and tactical airlifter
USAF / Air National Guard – Ski-equipped version for Arctic and Antarctic support operations; LC-130F and R previously operated by USN
MC-130E/H Combat Talon I/II
Special operations infiltration/extraction variant
MC-130W Combat Spear/Dragon Spear
Special operations tanker/gunship
MC-130P Combat Shadow
Special operations tanker
All operational aircraft converted to HC-130P standard
MC-130J Commando II
(Formerly Combat Shadow II)
Special operations tanker Air Force Special Operations Command
Modified aircraft under Operation Credible Sport for second Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt
Permanent conversion for flight test operations
Surveillance aircraft for reconnaissance
SC-130J Sea Herc
Proposed maritime patrol version of the C-130J, designed for coastal surveillance and anti-submarine warfare.
Weather reconnaissance (“Hurricane Hunter”) version for USAF / Air Force Reserve Command’s 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron in support of the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Centre
42,000 lb (19,000 kg) payload
C-130E/H/J cargo hold
length, 40 ft (12.19 m);
width, 119 in (3.02 m);
height, 9 ft (2.74 m).
length, 123 in (3.12 m); width, 119 in (3.02 m)
C-130J-30 cargo hold
length, 55 ft (16.76 m); width, 119 in (3.02 m);
height, 9 ft (2.74 m).
length, 123 inches (3.12 m)
width, 119 in (3.02 m)
64 airborne troops
74 litter patients with 5 medical crew or
2 M113 armoured personnel carriers
1 CAESAR self-propelled howitzer
97 ft 9 in (29.79 m)
132 ft 7 in (40.41 m)
38 ft 3 in (11.66 m)
1,745 sq ft (162.1 m2)
75,800 lb (34,382 kg)
Max take-off weight
155,000 lb (70,307 kg)
4 × Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engines, 4,590 shp (3,420 kW) each
4-bladed Hamilton Standard 54H60 constant-speed fully feathering reversible propellers, 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m) diameter
320 kn (370 mph, 590 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
292 kn (336 mph, 541 km/h)
2,050 nmi (2,360 mi, 3,800 km)
33,000 ft (10,000 m) empty
23,000 ft (7,000 m) with 42,000 lb (19,000 kg) payload
Rate of climb
1,830 ft/min (9.3 m/s)
3,586 ft (1,093 m) at 155,000 lb (70,307 kg) max gross weight
1,400 ft (427 m) at 80,000 lb (36,287 kg) gross weight
Westinghouse Electronic Systems AN/APN-241 weather and navigational radar.
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