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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.
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.
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