Is the C-130 being retired?
The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance, ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport, fixed-wing aircraft….Lockheed AC-130.
|AC-130 Spectre/Spooky/Stinger II/Ghostrider|
|Retired||AC-130A: 1995 AC-130H: 2015 AC-130U: 2019|
|Primary user||United States Air Force|
How many versions of the C-130 are there?
The C-130J family includes 11 variants and it can support more than 16 different mission requirements.
What is the difference between c130h and C-130J?
Compared to older C-130s, the J model climbs faster and higher, flies farther at a higher cruise speed, and takes off and lands in a shorter distance. The C-130J-30 is a stretch version, adding 15 feet to the fuselage, increasing usable space in the cargo compartment.
Can a civilian buy a C130?
The Super Hercules is finally available to the public. Like the legendary “legacy” C-130 Hercules series of ridiculously versatile military cargo haulers that was offered in civilian form under the L-100 designation, the C-130J Super Hercules now has a civilian variant of its own—the LM-100J.
Which are countries using C130 aircraft?
The Austrian Air Force and Portuguese Air Force each maintain one C-130. The 15th Wing of the Belgian Air Component operates 11 C-130H models. Bulgaria’s Air Force uses three C-130K, three C-130E and Three KC-130T aircraft. Denmark currently has four C-130J models at Aalborg.
What does C stand for in C-130?
“C” stands for “Cargo”. A C-130 is a cargo plane. An AC-130 is the same cargo plane that has been modified for ground attack. They have guns mounted on the side of the aircraft.
What is fuel capacity of C130?
The C-130E/H carries 6,700 gallons of fuel in six integral wing tanks. Under each wing of the C-130E/H is an external pylon fuel tank with a capacity of 1,300 gallons. A pressure refueling point is in the aft side wheel well fairing for ground refueling.
What is the range for a C-130?
Range at Maximum Normal Payload: C-130E, 1,150 miles (1,000 nautical miles) C-130H, 1,208 miles (1,050 nautical miles) C-130J, 2,071 miles (1,800 nautical miles)