The Lockheed Martin C-130J

The French Army used to transport the aid to Lebanon with the C-130J Super Hercules after the explosion that rocked the entire world!

The Lockheed Martin C-130 is a principal tactical cargo and personnel transport aircraft.

The “J” is faster, it can hold more weight, and travel farther.
Inside, the differences are more clear.
The more modern C-130J needs only three crew members:
Two pilots, and a loadmaster
Instead of a minimum crew of five:
Two pilots, a navigator, engineer, and loadmaster.

The C-130J entered active service with the USAF at Little Rock Air Force Base in April 2004 and was first deployed in December 2004.

Cargo systems:

The cargo bay of the C-130J has a total usable volume of more than 4,500ft³ and can accommodate loads up to 37,216lb.
For example, three armored personnel carriers, five pallets, 74 litters (stretchers), 92 equipped combat troops, or 64 paratroops.
The bay is equipped with cargo handling rollers, tie-down rings, storage containers, and stowage for troop seats.


Ceiling26,000 feet (8,000 meters) with 44,500 pounds (20,227 kilograms) payload
Speed410 mph/356 ktas (Mach 0.58) at 22,000 feet (6,706 meters)
Maximum Allowable Payload44,000 pounds (19,958 kilograms)
Range at Maximum Normal Payload2,417 miles (2,100 nautical miles)
Range with 40,000 pounds of Payload2,390 nm/4,425 km
Maximum Load8 pallets or 97 litters or 24 CDS bundles or 128 combat troops or 92 paratroopers, or a combination of any of these up to the cargo compartment capacity or maximum allowable weight

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