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C30J
Name C-130J Hercules
Manufacturer LOCKHEED MARTIN
Body Narrow
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
APC C
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi


Also 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

Image source: IANS

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).

Aircraft data for C-130J-30: Wing span = 40.4m, Length = 34,4m and Height = 11.81

General

Aircraft name C-130J Hercules
ICAO code/WTC C30J / M
Manufacturer LOCKHEED MARTIN
Type code/APC L4T / C

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

For further details consult EUROCONTROL Aircraft Performance Database:

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.)
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