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C-130 Hercules Military transport aircraft
 
 
 
C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology Lockheed Martin
 
Description

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130 operates throughout the U.S. Air Force, serving with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Pacific Air Forces, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve Command, fulfilling a wide range of operational missions in both peace and war situations. Basic and specialized versions of the aircraft airframe perform a diverse number of roles, including airlift support, Antarctic ice resupply, aeromedical missions, weather reconnaissance, aerial spray missions, firefighting duties for the U.S. Forest Service and natural disaster relief missions.

 
Variants
The C-130 Hercules was developed and produced in dozens of variants.
Technical Data
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Design
Using its aft loading ramp and door, the C-130 can accommodate a wide variety of oversized cargo, including everything from utility helicopters and six-wheeled armored vehicles to standard palletized cargo and military personnel. In an aerial delivery role, it can airdrop loads up to 42,000 pounds or use its high-flotation landing gear to land and deliver cargo on rough, dirt strips. The flexible design of the Hercules enables it to be configured for many different missions, allowing one aircraft to perform the role of many. Much of the special mission equipment added to the Hercules is removable, allowing the aircraft to return to its cargo delivery role if desired. Additionally, the C-130 can be rapidly reconfigured for the various types of cargo such as palletized equipment, floor-loaded material, airdrop platforms, container delivery system bundles, vehicles and personnel or aeromedical evacuation. The C-130J is the latest addition to the C-130 fleet and will replace aging C-130Es. The C-130J incorporates state-of-the-art technology, which reduces manpower requirements, lowers operating and support costs, and provides life-cycle cost savings over earlier C-130 models. Compared to older C-130s, the J model climbs faster and higher, flies farther at a higher cruise speed, and takes off and lands in a shorter distance. The C-130J-30 is a stretch version, adding 15 feet to the fuselage, increasing usable space in the cargo compartment. C-130J/J-30 major system improvements include advanced two-pilot flight station with fully integrated digital avionics, color multifunctional liquid crystal and head-up displays and state-of-the-art navigation that includes a dual inertial navigation system and GPS. The aircraft also features fully integrated defensive systems, low-power color radar, digital moving map display, new turboprop engines with six-bladed all-composite propellers and a digital auto pilot. The C-130J/J-30 also includes improved fuel, environmental and ice-protection and an enhanced cargo-handling system.
Avionics and combat systems
The primary flight control system consists of conventional aileron, elevator, and rudder systems. Hydraulic power boost is incorporated in each system. Two independent air conditioning systems for the flight deck and cargo compartment are operated from engine bleed air in flight and by the GTC/APU on the ground. AC electrical power for the C-130H model is provided by five 40 KVA generators, 4 driven by the engines and one driven by the APU. On the E model, the power is supplied by four 40 KVA engine-driven generators, and a 20 KVA generator driven by the ATM. DC power is provided from AC sources through four 200 ampere transfomer rectifiers and one 24 volt, 36 ampere-hour battery.
Propulsion
Four Allison turboprop T56-A-15 engines are mounted under he wings. The engine nacelles have cowl panels and access doors forward of a vertical firewall. Clam-shell doors are located aft of the vertical firewall. Air enters the engine through a scoop assembly at the front of the nacelle. The C-130 Hercules can fly at a maximum speed
Capabilies
As a troop carrier, the Hercules can carry 92 fully armed men, while for airborne operations 64 paratroops can be dispatched in two simultaneous "sticks" through the fuselage side doors. Alternatively, 40 paratroops can jump from the rear loading ramp. As an air ambulance the aircraft can accommodate 74 stretchers. Freight loads that can be parachuted from the aircraft include. 16 x 1 ton containers or 4 x 8,000 pound platforms or 2 x 16,000 pound platforms or 1 x platform of 30,000 pounds plus. Amongst the many combinations of military loads that can be carried in an air landed operation are. 3 x Ferret scout cars plus 30 passengers or 2 x Land Rovers and 30 passengers or 2 x Gazelle helicopters
 
Specifications
Type
Military transport aircraft
Engine
Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprops, 4,590 shp
(3,430 kW) each
Altitude
11,278 m max.
Producer
United States
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Operators
More than 69 countries in the world
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Armament
No armament, cargo transport
Speed
Maximum speed: 592 km/h
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Take Off Weight
34,400 kg empty - 70,300 kg take-off
Crew
5
(two pilots, navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster)
Dimension / Weight
Length: 29.08 m; Wingspan: 40.40 m;
Height: 11.6 m
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C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology Lockheed Martin
 
C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology Lockheed Martin
C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology Lockheed Martin
C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology Lockheed Martin
C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft data sheet specifications intelligence description information identification pictures photos images video United States American US USAF Air Force aviation aerospace defence industry military technology Lockheed Martin
 
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