|C-130J "Super" Hercules|
|A United States Air Force C-130J|
|National origin||United States|
|First flight||5 April 1996|
|Primary users||United States Air Force|
United States Marine Corps
Royal Air Force
Italian Air Force
See Operators for others
|Number built||250 as of 3 November 2011|
US$48.5 million FY1998 dollars
|Developed from||Lockheed C-130 Hercules|
The Lockheed Martin C-130J "Super" Hercules is a four-engine turboprop tactical airlifter. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the venerable Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems. The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. During more than 50 years of service, the family has participated in military, civilian, and humanitarian aid operations. The Hercules has outlived several planned successor designs, most notably the Advanced Medium STOL Transport contestants. Fifteen nations have placed orders for a total of 300 C-130Js, of which 250 aircraft have been delivered as of February 2014[update].
Design and development
The C-130J is the newest version of the Hercules and the only model still in production. Externally similar to the classic Hercules in general appearance, the J-model features considerably updated technology. These differences include new Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprops with Dowty R391 composite scimitar propellers, digital avionics (including head-up displays (HUDs) for each pilot), and reduced crew requirements. These changes have improved performance over its C-130E/H predecessors, such as 40% greater range, 21% higher maximum speed, and 41% shorter takeoff distance. The J-model is available in a standard-length or stretched -30 variant.
As a cargo and airlift aircraft, the C-130J's crew includes two pilots and one loadmaster (no navigator or flight engineer), while specialized USAF variants (e.g., AC-130J, MC-130J, HC-130J) may have larger crews, such as navigators/Combat Systems Officers. The U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J uses a crew chief for expeditionary operations. The C-130J's cargo compartment is approximately 41 feet (12.5 m) long, 9 feet (2.74 m) high, and 10 feet (3.05 m) wide, and loading is from the rear of the fuselage. The aircraft can also be configured with the "enhanced cargo handling system". The system consists of a computerized loadmaster's station from which the user can remotely control the under-floor winch and also configure the flip-floor system to palletized roller or flat-floor cargo handling. Initially developed for the USAF, this system enables rapid role changes to be carried out and so extends the C-130J's time available to complete taskings.
Lockheed Martin received the launch order for the J-model from the RAF, which ordered 25 aircraft, with first deliveries beginning in 1999 as Hercules C4 (C-130J-30) and Hercules C5 (C-130J). The standard C-130J had a flyaway cost of US$62 million in 2008.
In mid-June 2008, the United States Air Force awarded a $470 million contract to Lockheed Martin for six modified KC-130J aircraft for use by the Air Force and Special Operations Command. The contract led to C-130J variants that will replace aging HC-130s and MC-130s. The HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery aircraft completed developmental testing on 14 March 2011. The final test point was air-to-air refueling, and was the first ever boom refueling of a C-130 where the aircraft’s refueling receiver was installed during aircraft production. This test procedure also applied to the MC-130J Combat Shadow II aircraft in production for Air Force Special Operations Command.
With the addition of the Marine Corps's ISR / Weapon Mission Kit, the KC-130J tanker variant will be able to serve as an overwatch aircraft and can deliver ground support fire in the form of Hellfire or Griffin missiles, precision-guided bombs, and eventually 30mm cannon fire in a later upgrade. This capability, designated as "Harvest HAWK" (Hercules Airborne Weapons Kit), can be used in scenarios where precision is not a requisite, such as area denial. The aircraft retains its original capabilities in refueling and transportation. The entire system can be removed within a day if necessary.
The Super Hercules has been used extensively by the USAF and USMC in Iraq and Afghanistan. Canada has also deployed its CC-130J aircraft to Afghanistan.
In January 2013, it was reported that some of Canada's C-130J transports have counterfeit Chinese microchips in their cockpit displays. These parts are more likely to fail and cause such results as blank instrument screens during flight.
The Modular Airborne FireFighting System (MAFFS) is a self-contained unit used for aerial firefighting that can be loaded onto a C-130 Hercules, which then allows the aircraft to be used as an air tanker against wildfires. This allows the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to utilize military aircraft from the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve to serve as an emergency backup resource to the civilian air tanker fleet. The latest generation MAFFS II system was used for the first time on a fire in July 2010, using the C-130J Super Hercules. The 146th Airlift Wing was the first to transition to the MAFFS II system in 2008, and it remains the only unit flying the new system on the C-130J aircraft.
Orders and deliveries
The largest operator of the new model is the U.S. Air Force, which has ordered the aircraft in increasing numbers. Current operators of the C-130J are the USAF (to include the Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard), United States Marine Corps (being their fourth variant after KC-130F, KC-130R and KC-130T,) United States Coast Guard, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Danish Air Force, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Indian Air Force and the Italian Air Force. As of July 2010, a total of 200 units have been produced of the 284 on order at that time.
Australia was the second international customer for the C-130J-30, with an initial order of twelve aircraft. An additional order for two more aircraft was planned, but cancelled with the purchase of a fifth Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.
Lockheed Martin offered to lease four C-130Js to the German Luftwaffe in 2005. Germany was awaiting the replacement of its Transall C-160 by Airbus A400Ms, but that was planned for 2010. The deal would have filled in the gap in airlift capability, but the offer was declined.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force ordered four C-130J-30s in 2007 to replace six aging C-130Hs in need of additional repairs. Aircraft were delivered from November 2008 to 2010. One of these was lost in March 2012.
The Canadian Forces signed a US$1.4 billion contract with Lockheed Martin for seventeen new C-130J-30s on 16 January 2008, as part of the procurement process to replace the existing C-130E and H models. The C-130J will be officially designated CC-130J Hercules in Canadian service. The first C-130J was delivered to CFB Trenton on 4 June 2010. The final C-130J was delivered on 11 May 2012.
The Indian Air Force purchased six C-130J-30s in early 2008 at a cost of up to US$1.059 billion for its special operations forces in a package deal with the US government under its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. India has options to buy six more aircraft. The Indian government decided not to sign the Communications Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement (CISMOA), which resulted in the exclusion of high precision GPS and other sensitive equipment. However the IAF added similar equipment produced indigenously, to the aircraft after delivery. In October 2011, India announced its intent to exercise the option for the six additional aircraft, following the favorable performance of the C-130J in the 2011 Sikkim earthquake relief operations. In July 2012 the U.S. accepted India's request for sale of six more C-130Js through the FMS program. C-130J was also extensively used in the rescue operations of Uttarakhand floods.
Qatar ordered four C-130Js in October 2008, along with spare parts and training for the Qatar Emiri Air Force. The contract is worth a total of US$393.6 million and deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2011.
In June 2009, Lockheed Martin said that both the UK and France had asked for technical details on the C-130J as an alternative to the troubled Airbus A400M.
The United Arab Emirates Air Force announced an order for twelve C-130J transports at the 2009 IDEX, with an announced value of US$1.3 billion. The United Arab Emirates requested 12 C-130Js through a Direct Commercial Sale in December 2009, with logistics support, training and related systems to be provided through a Foreign Military Sales program. A contract with Lockheed Martin has not been signed.
The Israeli Air Force is seeking to purchase nine C-130J-30s. In April 2010 Israel ordered one C-130J-30 with delivery in 2013, and was in contract talks for two more aircraft in June 2010.[N 1] An option for a second C-130J-30 was exercised on 8 April 2011, along with planning and advance long lead procurement of aircraft components to support the third C-130J Israeli aircraft. The first Israeli C-130J, nicknamed "Shimshon," was delivered on 26 June 2013. It will be modified with Israeli-unique systems and enter service in spring 2014. Israel ordered a fourth C-130J-30 on 25 July 2013.
The Kuwait Air Force signed a contract for three KC-130J air refueling tankers in May 2010, with deliveries to begin in late 2013. The KC-130Js will extend the range of its F-18s and augment its fleet of three militarized L-100s.
Oman increased its C-130J order in August 2010 by adding two C-130Js to the single C-130J-30 ordered in 2009. Deliveries are to be completed by early 2014.
The Mexican Government has requested 2 C-130J-30s.
On 7 June 2013, Congress was notified of a possible foreign military sale of 2 C-130J-30 transports for the Free Libyan Air Force. The deal would include 10 Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 engines, support and test equipment, and radios. The deal would be worth $588 million.
In July 2013, the C-130J became part of a competition in the Peruvian Air Force for a medium transport aircraft. The Super Hercules is a candidate along with the EADS CASA C-295, the Alenia C-27J Spartan, the Antonov An-70, and the upgraded Antonov An-32.
- C-130J Super Hercules
- Tactical airlifter
- Lockheed Martin designation for its 15 ft (4.6 m) extended fuselage variant.
- CC-130J Super Hercules
- Official USAF and Royal Canadian Air Force designation for the C-130J-30
- EC-130J Commando Solo III
- Variant for the Air Force Special Operations Command, operated by the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.
- HC-130J Combat King II
- Long range patrol and air-sea rescue variant for the United States Coast Guard. USAF HC-130J version has changes for in-flight refueling.
- Aerial refueling tanker and tactical airlifter version for United States Marine Corps.
- MC-130J Commando II
- Designed for Air Force Special Operations Command. Originally named Combat Shadow II.
- Weather reconnaissance ("Hurricane Hunter") version for the Air Force Reserve Command.
- Hercules C4
- Royal Air Force designation for the C-130J-30
- Hercules C5
- Royal Air Force designation for the C-130J
- A civilian version of the C-130J-30 was under development, but the program was placed on hold indefinitely to focus on military development and production.
- SC-130J Sea Hercules
- Proposed maritime patrol version of the C-130J, designed for coastal surveillance and anti-submarine warfare.
- Royal Canadian Air Force - 17 C-130J-30s in operation as of January 2013
- Indian Air Force - 12 C-130J-30s ordered by 2011, with six C-130J-30s in service as of January 2013.
- Israeli Air Force to acquire nine C-130J-30s. Four on order, with first delivery in spring 2013.
- Italian Air Force - 21 aircraft (nine C-130Js, 10 C-130J-30s, and one KC-130J) in service as of January 2013
- Royal Air Force of Oman - one C-130J-30 in use as of January 2013. Two more C-130Js on order with delivery by early 2014.
- Tunisian Air Force - one C-130J-30 in service as of January 2013. One more C-130J-30 on order with delivery in 2014.
- United States Air Force - 125 aircraft (10 C-130Js, 76 C-130J-30s, three EC-130Js, 11 HC-130Js, 15 MC-130Js, and 10 WC-130Js) in service as of January 2013
- United States Marine Corps - 46 KC-130Js in use as of January 2013
- United States Coast Guard - six HC-130Js in operation as of January 2013
Accidents and incidents
At least two C-130Js have been involved in accidents:
- On 12 February 2007, RAF Hercules C.4 C-130J-30 ZH876, c/n 5460, seriously damaged during landing, no casualties.
- On 15 March 2012, Royal Norwegian Air Force C-130J-30, 10-5630, c/n 5630, on a flight from Evenes, Norway to Kiruna, Sweden, impacted the side of Kebnekaise mountain, and disintegrated. All five aboard were confirmed dead. The aircraft was to collect soldiers and fly back to the Norwegian base for the NATO exercise "Cold Response".
Specifications are for basic J-model; data for C-130J-30 noted.
- Crew: 3 (two pilots, and one loadmaster are minimum crew)
- Capacity: :* 92 passengers (128 for C-130J-30) or
- Payload: 42,000 lb (19,050 kg) ; for C-130J-30: 44,000 lb/ 19,958 kg
- Length: 97 ft 9 in, 29.79 m (for C-130J-30: 112 ft, 9 in, 34.36 m)
- Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in (40.41 m)
- Height: 38 ft 10 in (11.84 m)
- Wing area: 1,745 ft² (162.1 m²)
- Empty weight: 75,562 lb (34,274 kg)
- Useful load: 72,000 lb (33,000 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: up to 175,000 lb (79,378 kg); normal 155,000 lb (70,305 kg)
- Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop, 4,637 shp (3,458 kW) each
- Propellers: Dowty R391 6-blade composite propeller, 1 per engine
- Maximum speed: 362 knots (417 mph, 671 km/h)
- Cruise speed: 348 knots (400 mph, 643 km/h)
- Range: 2,835 nmi (3,262 mi, 5,250 km)
- Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,615 m) with 42,000 pounds (19,090 kilograms) payload
- Absolute altitude 40,386 ft (12,310 m)
- Absolute altitude 40,386 ft (12,310 m)
- Takeoff distance: 3,127 ft (953 m) at 155,000 lb (70,300 kg) gross weight
- Alenia C-27J Spartan - shares common engines and other systems with C-130J
- Lockheed C-130 Hercules
- Lockheed EC-130
- Lockheed HC-130
- Lockheed Martin KC-130
- Lockheed MC-130
- Lockheed WC-130
- Lockheed L-100 Hercules
- Airbus A400M
- Antonov An-70
- Embraer KC-390
- Shaanxi Y-9
- UAC/HAL Transport Aircraft
- List of active United Kingdom military aircraft
- List of active United States military aircraft
- List of active Indian military aircraft
- List of aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force
- List of current Royal Australian Air Force aircraft
- List of aircraft of the Royal Air Force
- List of C-130 Hercules crashes
- List of United States military aerial refueling aircraft
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