C-130J Hercules

C-130J Hercules

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The C-130J Hercules is a military transport aircraft with four turboprop engines, originally designed by the U.S. manufacturer Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin, and in series production since 1956.


A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off during Exercise Swift Response 16 at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, June 17, 2016. Exercise SR16 is one of the premier military crisis response training …

U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford

To date, more than 40 versions have been developed and are in service in 69 countries. After 65 years in production, the shoulder-wing aircraft is one of the longest-produced aircraft in the world.

With more than 2,500 aircraft, the C-130 is also one of the most widely built transport aircraft, since the late 1990s in the modernized C-130J Super Hercules version. The extended C-130J-30 is the most frequently used cargo configuration. Other variants are available for air-to-air refueling, search and rescue missions, helicopter air-to-air refueling and electronic reconnaissance.

Technical data:

C-130J Hercules


29,00 meters


11,90 meters

Wing span:

39,70 meters

Maximum take-off weight:

74.389 kg

Maximum speed:

675 km/h


4.000 kilometer