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LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J Hercules

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C30J
Aircraft
Name C-130J Hercules
Manufacturer LOCKHEED MARTIN
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, low set
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L4T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

LOCKHEED MARTIN WC-130J Hercules
LOCKHEED MARTIN CC-130J Hercules
LOCKHEED MARTIN HC-130J Hercules
LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J Hercules
LOCKHEED MARTIN Hercules (AE-2100 engines)
LOCKHEED MARTIN KC-130J Hercules
LOCKHEED MARTIN EC-130J Hercules


LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J Hercules

LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J Hercules LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J Hercules 3D

Description

Tactical and multi-role transporter. In service since 1998. New upgrade of C-130 with changes to the cockpit, now with EFIS displays and HUD (Head Up Display) and new engines (6 blade propeller). Stretched version C-130J-30 (since 1999) with the fuselage 4.6 meters longer than the original version (see C130J-30 data below). It offers a capability increase between 31 and 50% depending on the configuration. Different versions include: Psychological warface version EC-130J (since 1999), Tanker version KC-130J (since 2000) and weather reconnaissance version WC-130J (since 1999).

Technical Data

Wing span 40.4 m132.546 ft
Length 29.8 m97.769 ft
Height 11.84 m38.845 ft
Powerplant 4 x 4.591 SHP Allison 2100 D3 turboprops with 6 blade propellers.
Engine model Rolls-Royce AE 2100

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 300 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.52 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 7930079,300 kg
79.3 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL310 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 29102,910 nm
5,389,320 m
5,389.32 km
17,681,496.076 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C30J

  • C30J, en-route, northern Sweden 2012 (CFIT HF FIRE) (On 15 March 2012, a Royal Norwegian Air Force C130J-30 Hercules en route on a positioning transport flight from northern Norway to northern Sweden crossed the border, descended into uncontrolled airspace below MSA and entered IMC. Shortly after levelling at FL 070, it flew into the side of a 6608 foot high mountain. The Investigation concluded that although the direct cause was the actions of the crew, Air Force procedures supporting the operation were deficient. It also found that the ATC service provided had been contrary to regulations and attributed this to inadequate controller training.)