The Lockheed C-130 Hercules Infographic was created using information obtained from Wikipedia’s “Lockheed C-130 Hercules” article. It showcases information on the C-130s vital statistics, general specifications, performance outputs, and avionics.
The C-130 Hercules is an extremely robust and multipurpose four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft, developed by Lockheed Martin. It is capable of performing a variety of military, civilian, and humanitarian functions, which is due in part to its ability to use unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings. Couple this with a wingspan of over 132 ft, and a payload that surpasses 44,000 lbs, and you have what many consider to be a “cargo hauling beast.” This aircraft achieved first flight on August 23, 1954, and has been in service since this date. It is currently operated by approximately 70 countries worldwide.
In addition to troop, medevac, and cargo transportation, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules can participate in an array of challenging missions. It can act as a gunship, perform airborne assault, assist with search an rescue (SAR), facilitate aerial delivery, lead weather reconnaissance missions, take part in aerial firefighting, perform aerial refueling, and so on. During the 2018 Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, United Kingdom, Lockheed Martin displayed the latest civilian variant of its C-130J Super Hercules, the LM-100J. The LM-100J showed off its advanced capabilities by flying a demonstration routine that featured an incredible loop maneuver that wowed the Farnborough Airport crowd.
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Introducing the Lockheed C-130 Hercules:
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military aircraft designed and built by Lockheed Martin.
The aircraft is extremely versatile due to its ability to use unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings.
Typical Aircraft Uses
Military Operators of the C-130 Hercules Aircraft
Performance & Avionics
(A Canadian C-130J taking off at Beja Air Base, Portugal for Exercise Trident Juncture)
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