Lockheed C-130 Hercules


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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop aircraft that serves as the main tactical airlifter for military forces worldwide. Capable of landing and taking off from short or unprepared runways, it was designed as a troop transport and cargo aircraft, but is now also used for a wide variety of other roles, including airborne assault, weather reconnaissance, aerial refuelling, aerial firefighting and MEDEVAC. More than 40 different models of the Hercules - including several gunships - are used by more than 50 nations.

The C-130 family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. During more than 50 years of service, the family has established a solid record of reliability and durability, participating in military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

 ENGINE4 x turbo-prop Allison T-56-A-15, 3085kW
  Take-off weight79380 kg175004 lb
  Empty weight32800 kg72312 lb
  Wingspan40.4 m133 ft 7 in
  Length29.8 m98 ft 9 in
  Height11.7 m38 ft 5 in
  Wing area162.1 m21744.83 sq ft
  Max. speed587 km/h365 mph
  Ceiling6900 m22650 ft
  Range w/max.fuel7900 km4909 miles
  Range w/max payload5800 km3604 miles

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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Ken Santarelli, e-mail, 10.01.2016 17:06

I was station at McGuire AFB 1963-1967 assigned to the 1613THoms MATS. This command changed MAC and was changed
438th 0MS. We were newly formed in OCT.1963 and did a number of jobs for the 1611TH Wing. We did not receive
our first C-130 aircraft until the end of Oct.I was assigned to one of the Maintenance docks, and performed 100 hourly post flight inspections and 400 hour post flight inspections. This is a wonderful tactical aircraft.


red Harris, e-mail, 31.12.2015 04:59

f /e onAB&E, at sewart ,helped train first Aussie,s on A models,any u guy,s still kicking,trained in the 62tas at sewart.if so give me a shout.


IBC Aviation, e-mail, 18.11.2015 16:39


I am looking for a C130 mix passengers and cargo to be based in Entebbe for 12 months destination Kigali and Bujumbura.
Operation will start February 2016
Need an urgent reply
Best regards


Maurizio Sperati, e-mail, 16.10.2015 18:25

Looking for C-130 cargo use in East Africa. Wet lease. 1 Year contract.


Rick Dombrowski, e-mail, 26.03.2015 10:48

I was attached to Navy Squadron VR-3 which was based at McGuire AFB, Wrightstown, N.J. We were the last Navy Squadron to work under the Air Force prior to our decommissioning in July, 1967. I Served as Flight Mech, Flight Engineer and Instructor Flight Engineer on the 'E' models which were brand new at the time. Went thru Sewart AFB near Nashville for initial qualification and the entire squadron worked 7 days a week to earn the Combat Qualification as the first C-130 Mats Squadron to earn airdrop certification. My former flying quals in the Navy had me working a 'crew concept' whereby the same crewmen flew together all the time; which was quite a bit different to the 'airline concept' which had different crewmen fly the mission based on their qualifications. No complaints on my part as I enjoyed almost every minute of my flight exposure throughout the AirForce System. In fact, I even flew with an Air Force Crew of a squadron based at McGuire that was short-handed at the time. My time served was between March 1963 and July 1967, with the majority of long distance flights to Nam and back. We all shed a tear when the order came down to disband but it was a wonderful experience and good memories to cherish.


Moon, e-mail, 22.03.2015 19:18

I was an acft mech on the c-130s in military as well as civilian,very hard to work on, a real work horse ,would take it any where in the world, hurricane hunter to freight it does everything(-A-B-E-H and L-100-10 and L-100-20 but as my wife pointed out the civilian models didn't have the kick windows.Loved this acft.


Adrian Parsons, e-mail, 20.02.2015 23:55

Joe - if you still have any C130s or L100s available for ACMI lease please e-mail me fly@execflyer.com


Hans Crews Jr, e-mail, 30.01.2015 04:25

We are the representatives for a client who, is very much interfood relief. The request for the operation for a C-130 for humanitarian food relief in Africa.The lease would be for 6 months with the possibility of extending it an additional 6 months.Would appreciate aircraft availability, price quote and spec's. I await your reply.


Amin, e-mail, 05.11.2014 04:51

Dear Sir,

As an official supplier by the Libyan government; I would like to know if you can lease this cargo aircraft for 1 year as follow:



I would like to get some idea about the monthly wet lease contract x12 months;1 flight daily in Lybia (from Tubrok airport to zenten airport).

Also, you can send me the selling price and propose another available model for immediate purchasing

Warm regards


Johnny A. Marek, e-mail, 10.10.2014 18:49

Worked on c-130's from 1966-1969, crosstrained to Flight Engineer in late 69 at sewart AFB in tenn. several tdy's to europe then to clark in philippine's 70-72. Whole lot's to vietnam. What a Hell of an Aircraft, She never let me down. P.C.S to McClellan in 55th weat. Recon sq. Lot's of thphoon's to chase all over the pacific, still brought us home


David Doyle, e-mail, 02.10.2014 04:08

I was assigned to the 817th TCS at Naha from April 1963 to 28 Sept 1965. I was a F /E on the A's there and on the E's at Charlston in 1966 with the 76th ATS.I also flew with Ed Sleeper and droped HALO crew's in 1965.


George Haloulakos, CFA, e-mail, 25.06.2014 21:33

The C-130 has been a "cash cow" and process driver for Lockheed for 60 years, thereby providing the financial base to design, develop and deploy their high-tech military aircraft. This is covered in chapter 2 of my new book.

Aviation as a Teaching Tool for Finance,
Strategy and American Exceptionalism
By George A. Haloulakos, MBA, CFA
ISBN: 9780-1007-2738-0
Order your copy online at: ucsandiegobookstore.com
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"Partial proceeds support aviation heritage"


Dennis Wood, e-mail, 17.05.2014 21:21

I was the Flight Engineer on the C-130 that Paul Kline mentioned in El Centro ca. in 1963. Yes we were trying to get to 45,000 ft but could only get to 43,500. The plane was just hanging on the props just above stall speed. The other pilot was capt. Ricky Davidson. I was in the 50th TCS.


Mr. Tibor Lukacs, e-mail, 14.05.2014 21:48

Wanthed Dead or Alive C-130 Hercules!

Fyable or project C-130 Hercules I'm search. Pelase send e-mail , if You have C-130 or L100 Aircrafts for sale.
Mr. Tibor Lukacs jetstar@pr.hu


Don Sluter, e-mail, 17.02.2014 23:03

I was a parachute rigger for the 1st Special Forces Group at Sikiran, Okonawa, Japan. I packed for and jumped with the HALO group in 1967-68. Most of the jumps were from 12,500' on to Ie Shima. I remember one of the pilots, as he was from Connecticut, and I was from Massachusetts. His name was Ed Sleeper, and he always landed and stopped on the first half of the runway, and the took on the other half. Jumping from the tailgate was a lot of fun, and the island was lovely from 12 grand.


chuck glinski, e-mail, 05.02.2014 21:26

Went to McGuire for fam. school in 1964-65.Then went to CCK where we crewed and flew (bill Mitchell&I) C=130E 62-1820 ABCCC from 66-68 The next time we saw our acft. was at DM where we blocked her in before going to the chopping block


Joe, e-mail, 09.07.2013 20:36

Currently have Qnty 2 / L100 Hercs for ACMi Lease


jaime arango r., e-mail, 02.07.2013 02:01

nesesito un c130hercules de escala grande para comprar grasias


Joe, e-mail, 08.06.2013 11:56

Currently have Qnty 3 , C130's available for ACMi Lease Only... not interested in selling them .


David McNabb, e-mail, 30.05.2013 20:42

I flew from 1965 to 1969 on C130E Hercules, Went to many countries. This was a great Aircraft. I was the crew chief. I flew in and out of Viet Nam. Even to KHE SANH during the siege. I was with the 346 TAC ALFT Sq. Belive it or not. I cannot find anything for the 346. It is like it just vanished. If there is anyone out there who new me, please let m know. I would like to be prove that I flew and maintained this awesome aircraft. God Bless America


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