First C-130J to arrive in the UK, on 22 July 1998, was world tour aircraft N4099R, a standard length USAF aircraft (1999)
Super Hercules поднимается в воздух. 5 апреля 1996г.: первый из C-130J, представляющий собой самую последнюю модификацию широко распространенного транспортного Hercules, впервые поднялся в воздух с площадки завода компании "Lockheed Martin" в Мариэтте, штат Джорджия. Эта машина (ZH865/N130JA) стала первой из партии в 25 самолетов, заказанных для британских ВВС. Однако из-за множества возникших проблем первые самолеты попали в Королевские ВВС только в конце 1999 года, а первые экипажи из пилотов Королевских ВВС приступили к полетам в марте 2000 года.
This C-130J-30 - serial 17-5897 - is the final example to be delivered to the 19th AW and the wider AMC.
Основным внешним отличием C-130J от старых "геркулесов" являются воздушные винты и мотогондолы: на старых машинах стоят четырехлопастные воздушные винты, а на C-130J - шестилопастные R391 с композитными лопастями.
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Paratroopers from different countries about to board a Luftwaffe Transall at Eindhoven, with a US Air Force C-130J-30 from Ramstein-based 37th Airlift Squadron and an Italian KC-130J from Pisa-based 46° Brigata Aerea in the background.
The Antonov An-225 Mriya parked next to a Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules, at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show - demonstrating the sheer size of the world's largest cargo aircraft.
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Seven transport aircraft from six different air arms return to Eindhoven's eastern military apron after the first of three Falcon Leap missions flown on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules 11-5752 (c/n 5752) arrived at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, on August 21, 2014, on delivery from Marietta, Georgia. It was ferried from the factory to Little Rock by Brigadier General Brian Robinson, Vice Commander of the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) at Scott AFB, Illinois. The aircraft was destined for the 61st Airlift Squadron ‘Green Hornets' of the 19th Airlift Wing at the Arkansas air base. Two of the nine C-130J-30s destined for the unit have yet to be delivered.
C-130J-30 Super Hercules 07-4636 takes off from runway 25 at Little Rock Air Force Base.
Arriving at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, on August 20, 2013 was Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules 10-5728 (c/n 5728), the first of five due to be delivered to the base from the manufacturer this year. Little Rock AFB was the first US base to receive C-130Js and accepted its last (prior to the recent delivery) in 2009. It is home to the 314th Airlift Wing (AW), the formal training unit for the C-130J Hercules assigned to Air Education and Training Command (to which this aircraft will be assigned), and the 19th AW of Air Mobility Command, as well as the 189th AW of the Arkansas Air National Guard, both of which also fly Hercules.
A number of United States Air Force aircraft are appearing wearing special commemorative paint schemes in anticipation of next year's 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6,1944. This C-130J-30 Super Hercules, 14-5802, is assigned to Air Education Training Command’s 314th Airlift Wing's 62nd Airlift Squadron (AS) and is based at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
Модернизированный C-130J уже находится в эксплуатации более 15 лет. Его создание шло не без проблем, но в итоге заказчики получили прекрасную машину.
После устранения технических проблем ВВС США с энтузиазмом приветствовали C-130J. Впрочем, регулярные части получили первые машины только в марте 2007 года - первыми самолеты получали Национальная гвардия, подразделения Резерва и учебные эскадрильи.
Первый C-130J для ВВС США поднялся в воздух 4 июня 1996 года. Он принял участие в мировом турне C-130J Hercules.
A US Air Force C-130J Hercules climbs away after an airdrop at Yakima Training Center, Washington.
USAF European Command personnel unload an En-Route Patient Staging System for the Italian health service. The platform was delivered to Aviano air base on March 22, 2020 via a C-130J-30 Super Hercules.
Airmen from the 61st Airlift Squadron remove a pallet from the back of a C-130J on an airstrip in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of United States humanitarian relief efforts in October 2016.
Marines prepare to refuel a US Air Force C-130J Hercules from a Forward Aerial Refueling Point at Allen Army airfield.
C-130J 11-5736 heads a line-up of four 19th Airlift Wing Super Hercules.
Вариант WC-130J предназначен для разведки погоды; на фотографии самолет из 53-й эскадрильи разведки погоды ВВС США. Традиционно в США подобные самолеты называют "охотниками за ураганами" - "hurricane hunter".
Above.This WC-130J is one often used by the 53rd WRS to gather data on storms out at sea. This helps meteorologists forecast the intensity of these powerful weather systems and predict the direction in which they will travel.
Разведчик погоды WC-130J для ВВС США и Резерва. Критическая информация о надвигающихся ураганах поступает от WC-130J из 53-й метеоразведывательной эскадрильи; самолеты получили прозвище «Hurricane Hunters» и дислоцированы в Кислере, Миссисипи. Экипаж WC-130J состоит из пяти человек: двух летчиков, штурмана, офицера метеоразведки и борттехника. Полеты самолетов продолжаются по 18 часов. Офицер метеоразведки собирает и оценивает информацию о состоянии атмосферы: турбулентность, обледенение, видимость, тип облачности, скорость и направление ветра.
An impressive line-up of 53rd WRS WC-130J Hercules at the unit's home station of Keesler AFB. Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, the unit was forced to operate from Dobbins AFB in Georgia for over two months.
To emphasise the airlift mission and the fact that in the future the unit may be tasked to fly in war zones, its aircraft are gradually being repainted in the standard grey scheme worn by the USAF transport Hercules fleet. The aircraft in the background of this picture is wearing the previous colour scheme, providing a comparison. New tail markings with the words Hurricane Hunters and a symbol representing a hurricane are also being applied.
A view across the Raiders’ apron at Miramar.
US Marine Corps/VMGR-352 ‘Raiders’ KC-130J 166765 ‘QB-765’ made its first visit to RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, on October 22, 2005 and is seen here the following day taxiing out for departure, using callsign ‘Raider 41’. Fresh off the Marietta production line, the aircraft was only delivered to the unit at MCAS Miramar, California, on September 27 in these special high visibility markings as the aircraft of the unit’s commanding officer, Lt Col Tomas McGinnis.
KC-130J BuNo 168065/QD065 under the night sky at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni after an evening mission.
A KC-130J from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) ‘Sumos’ based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, sits on the south Combat Aircraft Loading Area at Yuma while being prepared for a WTI mission.
AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles hanging under the wing of a Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules, already adorned with an impressive scoreboard of strikes on its front fuselage.
US Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules 165810 ‘BH-810’, from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) 'Heavy Haulers' at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, arrives at Cambridge Airport, UK, on December 18, 2020. This was the first USMC aircraft to be inducted into the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group facility at Cambridge for depot level maintenance after the company had been awarded a ten-year contract to support the 66-strong USMC Hercules fleet on October 1,2020.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group announced on May 28, 2021 that this US Marine Corps KC-130J, 165810, the first under contract with the Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific, had re-emerged from the company’s refinishing facility at Cambridge Airport after a respray during that week. It had arrived there on December 18 last year.
Refuelling the refueller - topping up the tanks of a KC-130J Hercules.
US Marines Corps KC-130J Hercules BuNo 166380/BH from VMGR-252 taxies to its position on the apron at Eindhoven to pick up another load of paratroopers, with a Luftwaffe Transall C-160D from Hohn-based LTG63 behind.
Four Sumos on the ramp at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
The 60th KC-130J for the US Marine Corps, 170037 'BH-037' (c/n 382-5909), departing from Marietta, Georgia, on March 31, 2021
A KC-130J of VMGR-252 equipped for the air-to-air refuelling role with both outboard pods.
Два самолета KC-130J Hercules из 352-и эскадрильи самолетов-заправщиков авиации КМП США участвуют в учениях по дозаправке в воздухе недалеко от побережья Сан-Диего, 2007 год.
К концу 2012 года морская пехота США получила 38 из 47 заказанных KC-130J. Самолеты состоят на вооружении эскадрилий VMGR-152, VMGR-252 и VMGR-352 (на снимке). Все три эскадрильи действовали в Афганистане и Ираке, а сравнительно недавно - в Джибути на Африканском роге.
The US Marines have 45 KC-130Js in service, with three more on order.
The US Marines Corps was a first-time participant in exercise Falcon Leap. KC-130J Hercules BuNo 166380/BH from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 (VMGR-252) based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, arrived at Eindhoven from Sigonella, Italy.
Авиация КМП США выполнила первую "боевую" дозаправку в воздухе от танкера KC-130J в рамках операции "Iraqi Freedom" в апреле 2005 года, после чего они стали использоваться очень активно - в том числе и для дозаправки MV-22B Osprey.
В морской пехоте США KC-130J используется для дозаправки реактивных самолетов, конвертопланов и вертолетов. На снимке: два MH-53E Super Stallion из подразделения VMM-263 дозаправляются от KC-130J из VMGR-252, дислоцированного в Черри-Пойнт, Северная Каролина. Снимок сделан в июне 2011 года.
SIKORSKY'S CH-53K King Stallion has successfully completed air-to-air refuelling tests, demonstrating the platform's long-range capabilities for the US Marine Corps (USMC).
An F/A-18C Hornet taking fuel from the port drogue unit deployed by a KC-130J. Tactical refuelling operations are only one aspect of Marine KC-130J operations.
Fast jets use a high-speed drogue; helicopters have a separate low-speed system.
KC-130J, BuNo 169536 (c/n 382-5896), became the first KC-130J for the 'Yankees' on May 28, 2020.
VMGR-152's unit insignia is painted on all of its KC-130Js.
The first KC-130J Hercules tanker for the US Marine Corps, c/n 5488, begins final assembly at Marietta. The aircraft will provide a fuel offload capability up to 50% better than current USMC KC-130s, together with dramatically improved overall performance. Heart of the KC-130J system is the Flight Refuelling Ltd Mk 32B-901E aerial refuelling system, with two microprocessor controlled, electrically driven hose drum units connected via MIL-STD-1553B databus and with adjustable fuel delivery pressure and flow to suit different receivers.
Береговая охрана США остановила свой выбор на HC-130J. Было закуплено шесть самолетов, которые эксплуатируются наряду с 16 модернизированными HC-130H.
Обозначение HC-130J присвоено модификации для Береговой охраны США. Поставки в виде танкеров KC-130J начались в 2003 году, но эти самолеты используются также для дальних поисково-спасательных и патрульных операций. Отличием самолета являются окна большой площади в каждом борту фюзеляжа, предназначенные для визуального наблюдения водной поверхности. На самолете установлены РЛС с синтезированной апертурой, устройства отстрела осветительных ракет, ИК и оптоэлектронные датчики, комплекс связи. На снимке: старый HC-130H в яркой по случаю 50-летнего юбилея окраске в совместном полете с HC-130J. В настоящее время Береговая охрана располагает шестью HC-130J, дислоцированными в Элизабет-Сити, Северная Каролина.
A traditional water cannon salute to welcome the first HC-130J Combat King II at Elmendorf on June 3, 2017.
An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II passes the Navy flight line at Elmendorf Air Force Base during Northern Edge.
Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II 09-5707 was the first of the type delivered to the 79th Rescue Squadron, 563rd Rescue Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. The aircraft is seen departing Marietta, Georgia, on its delivery flight on November 15, 2012.
Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II 11-5725/'FT' (c/n 382-5725) is the first of its type delivered to the 347th Rescue Group at Moody AFB, Georgia. The combat search and rescue support aircraft is seen departing Marietta, Georgia, for Moody AFB on July 19, 2013. The unit is scheduled to receive nine HC-130Js over the next five years to replace its Lockheed HC-130P Combat Kings.
The AFRC's first HC-130J underwent test flights in February 2020.
Боевой поисково-спасательный HC-130J Combat King II
Lockheed Martin delivered the first HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery and tanker aircraft to the California Air National Guard on April 5, 2018. Serial number 16-5842 flew from the factory at Marietta, Georgia, to Moffett Air National Guard Base, California, using the call sign ‘King 01'. Aircraft 5842 and three others will replace five MC-130P Combat Shadows with the California Air National Guard's 130th Rescue Squadron, a component of the 129th Rescue Wing.
HC-130J 09-0109 was the 200th C-130J Hercules to be delivered by Lockheed Martin.
The HC-130J Combat King II is an integral part of the US Air Force's personnel recovery mission, providing airborne command and control and support to rescue forces, as well as refuelling the rescue helicopters so they can reach the area of operations.
The HC-130J is equipped with a non-retracting AN/AAS-52 forward looking infrared sensor under the nose to improve visibility in poor weather conditions.
An HC-130J Combat King II aircraft assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron based at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, takes off for a personnel recovery mission.
HC-130J 09-0108/‘OT’ seen at Jacqueline Cochran Airport in Thermal, California on April 15, 2014 is assigned to the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron, which is part of the Combat Search and Rescue Combined Test Force (CSAR CTF) headquartered at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. According to an Air Combat Command press release, the CSAR CTF is one of only two integrated test units in the 53rd Wing and comprises both developmental and operational test units. The 88th TES is responsible for the HC-130J Combat King II testing and flies this aircraft from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
An Alaska Air National Guardsman assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron jumps from a HC-130J Combat King II during precision parachute training over Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
HC-130J 15-5832/AK in position to aerial refuel a HH-60G Pave Hawk.
Sikorsky's HH-60W with the HC-130J
A 211th Rescue Squadron HC-130J approaches a dirt strip after a combat search and rescue training mission during Exercise Red Flag-Rescue 19-1, near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, on May 9, 2019. This regular event gives joint service personnel an opportunity to build fundamental combat search and rescue skills required to fight in and out of contested environments.
An aircraft maintainer walks on top of an HC-130J during an inspection.
Members of the 176th Wing prepare HC-130J 14-5815/AK for take off at the Lockheed Martin facility in Greenville, South Carolina on June 1, 2017. This aircraft was the first HC-130J to be received by the Air National Guard.
Alaska Air National Guard personnel offload a vehicle from a HC-130J at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware to support relief efforts after Hurricane Florence in September 2018.
A Guardian Angel air-droppable rescue vehicle assigned to the 176th Wing, sits near an HC-130J at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
A maintainer assigned to the 176th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inspects the main landing gear tyres of a HC-130J at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.
This shot shows MC-130J Commando II 10-5714 the first of the type to be delivered to RAF Mildenhall for assignment to the resident 67th Special Operations Squadron's first.
Arriving for the 352nd Special Operations Group (SOG) based at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, on June 7, 2013 was Lockheed Martin MC-130J Commando II 10-5714 (c/n 382-5714). The aircraft is the first of its kind to be based in Europe and will be assigned to the SOG's 67th Special Operations Squadron. The unit will receive 12 MC-130Js within five years to replace its current fleet of first generation special ops Hercules variants. The SOG was also due to receive its first pair of Beil-Boeing CV-22B Ospreys this June. Ten of the tiltrotors will be based at RAF Mildenhall by the end of 2014.
Lockheed Martin MC-130J Commando II 09-5710 (c/n 5710) making its maiden flight from Marietta, Georgia, on November 29, 2012. The aircraft will be the first to be converted as an AC-130J gunship with a modular Precision Strike Package, flying as such in 2014. US Air Force Special Operations Command initially plans to acquire 16 AC-130Js to replace its AC-130H Spectres, but has a stated requirement for a total fo 37.
Lockheed Martin MC-130J Commando II 11-5737 (c/n 5737, seen here) departed Marietta, Georgia, in the US, where it was built, on December 18, 2013. The aircraft is the 300th example of the C-130J Super Hercules family to be delivered. The 200th example of a C-130J variant for the US Air Force - MC-130J 11-5735 - left for Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, 13 days earlier.
Loadmasters from the MC-130J crew observe and help to coordinate the aerial refuelling procedures from the aft cabin door positions.
Unlike the old MC-130H and MC-130P, the MC-130J is capable of conducting a maritime craft aerial delivery drop with the huge Rigid Inflatable Boat.
Exiting a turn within the HAAR track, the MC-130J leads the way before the Caracals return to their aerial refuelling positions.
While the MC-130J crew sets up for another series of plugs, the Caracals keep their distance. Note the Dune de Pila, the biggest sand dune in Europe, in the background.
Helicopters only move into the pre-plug position after the MC-130J crew has tested the two hoses to ensure they have extended correctly and are functioning properly.
Armee de l'Air Caracal pilots regularly qualify in aerial refuelling with US Air Force Special Operations Command.
The lead Caracal helicopter moves into position while a second Caracal waits for clearance from the MC-130J crew to move to the other side to commence a series of six aerial refuelling plugs.
Typically, the Caracals unplug from the basket before turning within the oval-shaped HAAR track but maintain a close formation with the MC-130J.
All Caracal sorties were flown with a diver on board because the aerial refuelling track used was located over the ocean; the diver provides over watch and notifies the crew each time the other helicopter plugs and unplugs with the basket. The diver also notifies his crew of the positional changes of the other Caracal behind the MC-130J.
This picture clearly shows the difference in height between the lead Caracal plugged into the basket and the second aircraft.
An MC-130J Commando II of the 352nd Special Operations Wing from RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, after receiving fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker, operated by the 100th Air Refueling Wing.
The aircraft and personnel of the 352nd regularly deploy to crisis and combat areas. An MC-130J of the 67th SOS is seen at an undisclosed location.
A MC-130J of the 67th SOS refuels a MH-47 in Sweden during a Forward Arming and Refueling Point exercise.
Lifting off runway 29 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Lockheed Martin’s Marietta plant shares the Dobbins runway.
The second LM-100J N5105A (c/n 5814) first flew in October 2017 and is instrumented for handling and performance testing and some avionics trials.
Unlike the C-130J, the LM-100J is not fitted with knee windows as shown is this shot.
25 мая 2017г. с аэродрома компании Lockheed Martin в Мариетте (США, штат Джорджия) выполнил первый полет прототип гражданского грузового самолета LM-100J, созданного на основе военно-транспортного C-130J-30 Super Hercules. От гражданских «Геркулесов» L-100 новый вариант отличается установкой современных двигателей AE2100D3 с воздушными винтами Dowty R391, цифровой авионикой и системами, а также двучленным экипажем. Максимальная коммерческая нагрузка LM-100J составляет 21,86 т, максимальная скорость - 660 км/ч, а дальность с грузом 18 т - 4540 км. Сертификацию самолета планируют завершить в следующем году
Lockheed Martin's first LM-100J N5103D (c/n 5818) on its May 25, 2017 first flight.
Pallas Aviation in Texas will be the launch operator for the new LM-100J commercial freighter. The LM-100J has received Federal Aviation Administration approval.
The flight test crew for the maiden flight from left to right; Kevin Meadows (loadmaster), James Holdaway (loadmaster), Wayne Roberts (lead pilot), David Konneker (co-pilot) and Tom Potteiger (avionics engineer).
First to fly on May 2017 was N5103D (c/n 5818), which is used for most of the avionics testing.
In October 2017, the LM-100J deployed to Puerto Rico to transport supplies to communities affected by Hurricane Maria. Note the Lynden Air Cargo L-100 in the background.
The aircraft will be capable of carrying a 50,000lb payload.
There is a close link between the LM-100J and the C-130J, with some military capabilities retained as they support civilian mission requirements.
Lockheed Martin Security and Emergency Services’ fire trucks provided the crew of N5103D with a water cannon salute at the end of the May 25, 2017 maiden flight.
Equipped with the MAFFS II system FireHerc will be capable of dropping up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant or water and with the RADS system 4,000 gallons.
The FireHerc is designed to disperse retardant to contain and control fires in locations with complex terrain and compromised operating conditions.
Lockheed Martin says it could deliver a night fire-fighting capability in two to three years.
Roll-out of the first LM-100J took place at Marietta on February 9, 2017.
9 февраля 2017г. на предприятии корпорации Lockheed Martin в Мариэтте (шт. Джорджия) состоялась выкатка первого летного образца самолета LM-100J. Он представляет собой коммерческую версию военно-транспортного C-130J Super Hercules, от которого отличается, прежде всего, более мощными двигателями Rolls-Royce AE1107C Liberty и экипажем из двух человек. Каталожная цена машины около 65 млн. USD. По оценке «Локхид-Мартин», потенциальный рынок LM-100J составляет минимум 75 экземпляров. Летные испытания самолета должны начаться весной, получение сертификата типа запланировано на 2018 г., а начало серийных поставок - на четвертый квартал того же года.
The Lockheed Martin LM-100J, the civil version of the C-130J Hercules transport, was recently rolled out at the Marietta, Georgia, factory.
An RAAF 37 Squadron C-130J Hercules departs the Delamere Range Facility in the Northern Territory.
C-130J-30 из боевого состава австралийских ВВС выполняет упражнение "touch and go" (приземление и уход на второй круг) в рамках курсов переподготовки пилотов, проводимых на авиабазе Эмберли. Австралийские ВВС располагают 12 самолетами C-130J-30, которые проходят модернизацию по стандарту Block 7.0.
Red Flag 15-1 involved two first-time participants: Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules and Royal Air Force Sentinel R1s.
C-130J-30 A97-450 over Sydney Harbour during a two-ship flight on July 17, 2013 staged to mark No.37 Squadron’s 70th anniversary.
C-130J-30 A97-450 over the Blue Mountains during a two-ship flight on July 17, 2013 staged to mark No.37 Squadron’s 70th anniversary.
The Royal Australian Air Force's 12 C-130J-30S are operated by No.37 Squadron from RAAF Base Richmond. The co-located No.285 Squadron, responsible for training, borrows aircraft as required.
No.37 Squadron celebrated its 70th anniversary with a two-ship flight over Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains, and a paradrop over the Londonderry drop zone near Richmond on July 17, 2013.
Raising crews’ skill levels in different disciplines, from air drops and static line parachuting to NVGs, is one of the key aspects of No.285 Squadron's work.
C-130J из боевого состава австралийских ВВС. Хорошо видны новые шестилопастные воздушные винты Dowty с композитными лопастями.
Maintenance reforms carried out on the RAAF's fleet of 12 C-130J Hercules have increased the availability of aircraft by eight per cent, the equivalent of an extra C-130J being available for missions.
An RAAF loadmaster watches a C-130J Hercules engine start up prior to leaving Momote airfield, Manus Island.
Maintenance reforms carried out on the RAAF's fleet of 12 C-130J Hercules have increased the availability of aircraft by eight per cent, the equivalent of an extra C-130J being available for missions.
Australian Aerospace is one of the prime contractors responsible for through-life support of the C-130J, and contributed significant work to reviewing how the C-130J maintenance is planned and conducted, leading to these reforms.
Wg Cdr Darren Goldie, Commanding Officer of No.37 Squadron.
A member of an RAAF air load team marshals a forklift into position behind a C-130J to remove an aircraft pallet of stores at Momote airfield, Manus Island.
The training remediation programme also involves changes to loadmaster and technical training regimes.
The AMI transport fleet is heavily involved in supporting the Italian contingent in Afghanistan.
C-130J flies over the city of Herat in Afghanistan
One of two high-value air assets in the Blue air package was a Italian KC-130J tanker/transport of Pisa-San Giusto-based 46° Brigata Aerea.
Aeronautics Militare KC-130J MM62178/46-43 takes off from Eindhoven on September 21, 2019 to participate in the Market Garden memorial event. This Hercules was recently converted to tanker standard.
Первым иностранным заказчиком KC-130J стали ВВС Италии, которые переоборудовали семь короткофюзеляжных транспортных C-130J в танкеры. Заправщики состоят на вооружении 2-й эскадрильи 46-й авиационной бригады, дислоцированной в Пиза - Сан-Джусто. На снимке: KC-130 дозаправляет Eurofighter. Вторым импортером KC-130J, вероятно, станет Кувейт, заказавший три самолета.
An Italian Air Force KC-130J conducts air refueling with two French Air Force EC725 Caracal helicopters.
After a ten-aircraft combined air operations mission, an Italian Air Force C-130J rolls out ready to turn off the Plovdiv runway - followed by Luftwaffe C-160D on finals.
Dust engulfs the fuselage, engines and wings of an Italian Air Force C-130J during landing on an unpaved strip in Afghanistan.
C-130J MM.62185/46-50 turns on to the flight line at Pisa Air Base.
The first Super Hercules transport for the Armee de I'Air, 5836/'61-PO', was rolled out at Lockheed Martin's Marietta, Georgia, facility on October 20, 2017. France has ordered two C-130J-30s and two KC-130J tankers at a cost of $170 million. Deliveries are to be completed by 2020. The C-130s will fly, along with six similar German machines, as part of a joint Franco-German unit to be based at BA105 Evreux in France. The unit will be established in 2021 and be operational by 2024.
This Armee de l'Air C-130J-30, serial number 5836/61-PO, supported the French contingent; delivered in December 2017 this was the first opportunity for a French C-130J to attend the event.
This C-130J-30 Super Hercules was recently handed over to the Armee de I'Air and is operated by ET 02/61 based at BA123 Orleans-Bricy. The first pilots for the French C-130J-30 came from the C-130H, C-160R and CN235 with a minimum of 1,200 to 1,500 flight hours of experience.
Zaragoza has not hosted the multinational ETAP-T exercise, which was formerly known as EATT, since 2013.
The first Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 for the Armee de I'Air (French Air Force), serial number 5836/61-PO, arrived at BA123 Orleans-Bricy on December 22, 2017, exactly a month after it made its maiden flight at the manufacturer's plant at Marietta, Georgia.
The first KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelling tanker for the Armee de l’Air taxis to its parking spot at its new base at Orleans-Bricy on September 19, 2019. Serial number 5874 is the first of two of the type ordered by France.
First acquiring the C-130 platform in 2008, India has gone on to procure additional airframes in support of its tactical airlift requirements
Indian Air Force C-130J KC-3807 from the special operations-optimised 87 Squadron takes off from Tindal.
Indian Air Force C-130J KC-3807 on final approach to Darwin. The aircraft is fitted with a multispectral imaging turret underneath the nose and was deployed in conjunction with an element of the lAF's Garud Commando Force.
C-130J Super Hercules KC-3806 was the first Indian military aircraft to participate in Israel's Exercise Blue Flag.
The last of the initial three Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules for the Iraqi Air Force departs Marietta, Georgia, on December 12, 2012, at the start of its delivery flight
Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules YI-308 (c/n 5721) departed Marietta, Georgia, on April 23, 2013, along with two others, on delivery to the Iraqi Air Force. The three (YI-307 to YI-309) were flown to US Air Force bases before heading for the Middle East. Arriving at Shannon in Ireland on May 2, en route to their new home at New Al Muthanna AB, they joined three others delivered from December 2012 with 23 (Transport) Squadron.
Iraqi Air Force C-130J Hercules YI-305 was an unusual visitor to Budapest Airport, Hungary, on July 11, 2020. It was operating a Covid-19-related cargo flight, taking out a Mercedes-Benz ambulance and various medical supplies to Baghdad.
The C-130J has been a virtually constant fixture on Operation Shader, and the 14 aircraft force has consistently flown the same number of hours as the larger A400M fleet. Here a C-130J runs up at RAF Akrotiri, prior to a mission
The first RAF C-130J-30 Hercules C4 (ZH867) to undergo the enhanced service life centre wing box replacement departs from Cambridge on August 7, 2020 after completion by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. A further 13 RAF aircraft will go through the upgrade which will extend their service lives beyond 2035. Work on the second aircraft is already well under way at Cambridge
Second Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules C. Mk 4 delivered to the UK (ZH873) overflying The Needles (1999)
Hercules ZH887 was one of the last C5 models remaining in service with 47 Squadron. This specific aircraft, retired during the summer of 2019, was regularly used for special forces training missions, seen here departing the unpaved and rough runway of a special forces training centre in Jordan.
Hercules C4 ZH868 trails a second Herk in the golden light of an English afternoon.
В июле 2003 года данный C-130J британских ВВС стал первым военным самолетом, совершившим посадку в международном аэропорту Багдада после завершения первой фазы операции "Iraqi Freedom". Позже один самолет был потерян во время посадки в Ираке, а другой - подорвался в Афганистане.
Hercules C4 ZH868 air drops cargo bundles at low-level on the Salisbury Plain Training Area.
A Hercules C5 airdropping an inflatable raiding craft prior to a UKSF para drop.
UKSF commandos parachute from a Hercules C5.
RAF Brize Norton Transport Wing C-130 Hercules do not carry squadron markings. A Hercules C4 is seen here completing a tactical landing on an austere surface on the Salisbury Plain Training Area. No.24 Squadron’s A and B Flights are responsible for the Royal Air Force's Hercules operational conversion and tactical and special forces component respectively.
Hercules C4 ZH866 throws up dirt as its wheel's touchdown on a grass field at Deptford Down, Wiltshire during natural surface landing practice.
Royal Air Force Hercules C4 ZH870 is seen here during a tactical landing on the dirt runway at Ablitas airfield.
Heading out on a mission from Brize Norton, Hercules C4 ZH866. This shot shows the antenna array fitted to the underside fuselage of this aircraft, a fit that appears on other RAF Herks.
The RAF will eventually operate a fleet of 13 Hercules C4s once all Hercules C5 models are retired. This aircraft, Hercules C5 ZH886 has been sold to Bangladesh.
Hercules C.Mk 4 и C.Mk 5 британских ВВС эксплуатируются с большой нагрузкой, особенно в Афганистане и Ираке. Эффективность самолетов повышена за счет установки новых систем и использования новой тактики.
C-130J-30 (cep. № 382-5462) Королевских ВВС Великобритании. Украина, Львов, август 2015 г.
Royal Norwegian Air Force C-130J-30 Hercules 5629 'Nanna' from Gardermoen-based 335 Skvadron brought members of the Norwegian special forces to Leeuwarden for Jackal Stone.
Выкатка первого C-130J-30 для ВВС Норвегии из покрасочного цеха завода "Lockheed Martin", 22 мая 2008 года. Проблемы с надежностью состоявших на вооружении норвежских ВВС старых C-130 привели к закупке четырех C-130J.
Lockheed Martin rolled out the first of two C-130J-30 Hercules from the paint shop on January 25, 2013. Destined for the Tunisian Air Force, the North African country's order for the transports was announced on March 2, 2010, for delivery in 2013 and 2014. They will augment eight C-130Bs and a single surviving C-130H operated from Bizerte-Sidi Ahmed AB.
The second C-130J-30 Super Hercules for the Tunisian Air Force, serial number Z 21122/ TS-MTL, which was handed over on December 11, 2014.
Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules 730 (c/n 5730) is the first for the Republic of Korea Air Force. The transport was rolled out on June 11, 2013 at Marietta, Georgia, and will be delivered next year Korea's order for C-130J-30s was announced on December 2, 2010.
The first two Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules for the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) were handed over during a ceremony at Marietta, Georgia, on March 27, 2014, departing for South Korea on April 1. C-130J-30 45-744 (c/n 5744, wearing temporary registration N5103D) takes part in a test flight prior to handover; the other is 35-730 (c/n 5730). South Korea ordered four C-130J-30s in December 2010, the first of which (35-730) was rolled out on June 11, 2013 and completed its maiden sortie on August 14. The other pair is due to be delivered in mid-June.
The first Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Shimshon during the official had over ceremony at Marietta, Georgia, on June 26, 2013.
Israel inducted its first Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Shimson (Samson) 661 (c/n 5723) into service at Nevatim AB on April 9, 2014. The transport will enter service with 103 ‘Elephants' Squadron, which was re-formed in December 2013. Crews have trained in the United States and Italy. The first C-130J-30 for Israel was ordered on April 30, 2010, and first flew on April 18, 2013, before being handed over on July 26. The transport departed Marietta, Georgia, on April 4. Contracts for up to five others have been placed and additional deliveries are due in July and during 2015.
This C-130J-30 Shamshon of the Israeli Air Force's 103rd Squadron was used for transportation of Israeli personnel from Norvenich to Nevaim on August 27, 2020
As well as one of its older C-130Hs, Israel used three of its relatively new C-130J-30s to support its deployment. This aircraft, 665, was delivered with national and squadron markings but as can be seen here, it is now totally anonymous. It serves with 103 'Elephants' Squadron.
Kuwait Air Force (KAF) KC-130J Hercules KAF326 lands at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire on December 1, 2014 after a flight from Athens, Greece. Three of the type are in KAF service and were all delivered between last August and September.
Канадский C-130, работавший по программе «Открытое небо», на аэродроме Толмачево (Новосибирск).
Аэропорт Душанбе, конец апреля 2002г. Аэродром используется авиацией коалиции для обслуживания своих военных контингентов в Афганистане. Французы дислоцируются в Душанбе постоянно, а американцы используют аэропорт как аэродром подскока. C-130 в окраске ООН.
КМП США модернизировали свои KC-130 по программе Harvest Hawk, которая предусматривает установку прицельной системы AN/AAQ-30 от вертолета AH-1Z Cobra, четырех УР AGM-114 Hellfire (на снимке) и десяти ракет AGM-175 Griffin. Этот вариант KC-130J мог оказывать непосредственную огневую поддержку сухопутным войскам, такие задания самолеты выполняли в юго-западных районах Афганистана.
An armourer makes the final preparations to four ACM-114 Hellfire missiles mounted on a weapons station. The addition of air-to-surface weapons greatly increased the KC-130J's flexibility, increasing the number of options available to support troops on the ground.
An AN/AAQ-30 Target Sight System, designed for the AH-1Z Viper, can be mounted on the rear of a KC-130J’s external fuel tank to allow the aircraft to undertake surveillance and designation of targets.
The Raytheon AGM-176 Griffin was designed with a small warhead for irregular warfare, including strikes in urban areas. Containers with ten missiles are attached to the rear ramp of the KC-130J Harvest Hawk.
The propellers' characteristics enable the KC-130J to operate from short-field runways.
Разработанный на базе двигателя T406, турбовинтовой двигатель AE2100 оснащен шестилопастным воздушным винтом марки Dowty и установлен на самолетах Saab 2000 и C-130J.
A Rolls-Royce Allison AE2100 D3A engine undergoing maintenance inside VMGR-352’s hangar.