C-130 Hercules




YouTube - C-130 Hercules

Specifications
Primary Function:
US$ Cost:
Flight Cost:
Crew:
Engines:
Power:
Propellers:
Weight Empty:
Max. Weight:
Fuel:
Cargo Volume:
Payload:
Length:
Wingspan:
Stall Speed:
Max Cruise Speed:
Climb Rate:
Takeoff Distance:
Landing Distance:
Ceiling:
Range:
Year Deployed:
global airlift
US$110 million
US$14,014 per hour
three
RR AE2100D3
4 - 4,591 hp. ea.
6 blade R391
75,560 lbs.
164,000 lbs.
3,000 gallons
4,551 cubic feet
47,000 lbs.
112 ft. 9 in.
132 ft. 7 in.
115 mph
410 mph
2,750 fpm
1,500 feet
1,500 feet
35,000 feet
3,340 miles
2004
 




C-130 Hercules

C-130 Hercules

The C-130 Hercules, built by Lockheed, can operate from rough dirt strips and is the prime transport of the West for parachuting troops and equipment.

The four engine cargo hauler has been used for airlift support, DEW Line, Arctic supply missions air medical missions, aerial spraying, air tanker, and a host of other missions.

It remains in production over fifty years after its first flight. C-130 Hercules airplanes have accumulated over 30 million flight hours.

Compared with earlier models, the latest C-130 Hercules version, the Model J, has a 21 percent higher top speed and a 50% increased rate of climb. It has 40% more range and can cruise at a 40% higher altitude than prior models.

The Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprops of the Model J feature 15% better fuel efficiency while having 29 percent additional thrust. Its six bladed propellers are lighter and have fewer moving parts.

In the cockpit there are liquid crystal display (LCD) instruments for all major aircraft functions. The pilot and copilot use two holographic head-up displays and four multifunction head-down LCD displays. All displays are night vision imaging system compatible. There are dual redundancy mission computers which provide system diagnostics.

In September of 2018 Germany announced that they will purchase six C-130 Hercules aircraft including spares, maintenance and training for three years at a cost of US$1.14 billion.  It is intended that the aircraft will be based In Evreux, France as part of a joint German-French squadron.  Within the squadron there will be the ability for the exchange of aircraft, air crews and support functions.  Missions of the C-130 aircraft will include air-to-air refueling, the transportation of persons plus cargo and air drops.

On Oct. 9, 2018 it was announced that OGMA, a subsidiary of Embraer, entered into an agreement worth some US$99 million with the  Brazilian Air Force to provide overhaul, rebuilding, modification, testing and maintenance for twelve C-130 Hercules aircraft, including two air tankers.  The C-130 Hercules is the primary heavy transport aircraft of the Brazilian Air Force.  Although OMGA is headquartered in Portugal, we do not know where or when the work will be performed at this time.

Oct. 28,2019:  The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded Lockheed US$12,437,030 for “long term sustainment (LTS) for France's C-130 aircraft. Critical components of LTS support include program management support; spares, supply support services; support equipment; diminishing manufacturing sources, sustaining engineering services, sustaining engineering/technical services, field services representatives (FRS), logistics service representatives, contract field team, FSR deployment/travel, technical order updates; technical order print and distribution; country standard time compliance technical orders; depot maintenance; aircraft modifications; and data and configuration management programs.” Work is expected to be completed by Jan. 1, 2023.

To date over 2,600 C-130 aircraft of all types have been produced.

C-130 Hercules
C-130 Hercules

One of the most capable of all air tanker aircraft, the C-130 Hercules is used by numerous agencies. It is equipped with MAFFS, Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System. The system is designed to quickly convert the aircraft in to an air tanker. It consists of a total of seven components aboard the aircraft plus a ground based air compressor. It is capable of being installed in about 120 minutes. Replenishment of compressed air and retardant is accomplished in a little over 15 minutes. The MAFFS on board system holds 3,000 gallons which can be delivered in 6 to 8 seconds.

C-130 Hercules
C-130 Hercules
In November of 1963 a C-130 landed on the carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59) without use of arresting gear. The aircraft weighs the most and is the most massive aircraft to ever land aboard an aircraft carrier.
 
C-130 Hercules ASM King
RC C-130 Hercules
 
The RC C-130 Hercules from Jet Hangar International was built by Joseph King.  Their short kit builds to a 133 in. wingspan with a 100 in. length.  The fuselage is epoxy fiberglass and the wings are foam.  Featured are retracts, flaps, and an operating cargo door.  Engines can be from .60 to 1.08 two stroke or 1.20 to 1.55 four stroke.
The RC C-130 Hercules from Avios comes as PNF (Plug in and Fly) has a 63 in. wingspan, is 47 in. long, and weighs about 5 1/4 lbs. ready to fly.  Featured are scale-like four bladed props, retracts, flaps, nav. and interior lights, plus a working cargo door.  Motors are 18 Amp.
 
Advanced Scale Models (ASM) RC C-130 Hercules is an ARF with a 100 in. wingspan that is 74 in. long.  Its fuselage is carbon reinforced fiberglass over wood and its wings are built up wood.  Engines can be .25 to .32 two cycle or .30 four cycle.
 
The Air Age Store has RC C-130 Hercules plans.  Wingspan is 102 in. and length is 75 in.  Engines can be from .19 to .25 two stroke.




One thought on “C-130 Hercules”

  1. admin says:

    WARNING! – COMMENT MODERATION IS IN USE. COMMENTS NOT REGARDING THE C-130 HERCULES OR CONTAINING LINKS OR ADVERTISING WILL NEVER APPEAR AND ARE AUTOMATICALLY DELETED. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT TWICE — IF APPROVED IT WILL APPEAR SHORTLY.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.