Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules,Tactical Transport Aircraft,Indian Airforce

Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules,Tactical Transport Aircraft,Indian Airforce

The Lockheed Martin Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four engine turboprop military transport aircraft.The aircraft is manufactured bu Lockeed martin ,United States.It is introduced in service from 1999.

The aircraft took off its first flight in 5 april 1996.17 Nations are the users of the C-130J including India which has 5 C-130J-30 working and 12 more C-130J-30 has been ordered.

Design,Crew,Avionics and Features

The C-130J aircraft has a length of 29.79m,height of 11.84m and wingspan of 40.41m.It has a crew capacity of 3 with two pilots and one loadmaster.

Along with crew the aircraft also been used for vary purposes as it has capacity to carry

  • 92 passengers ,or
  • 64 airborne troops,or
  • 6 pallets,or
  • 74 littre patients with 2 medical personnel,or
  • 2-3 Humvee,or
  • 1 LAV III (with turret removed),or
  • An M113 armored Personnel carrier.

The Aircraft has a very advanced and better design than predecessor and makes it only member of its family which is still in production.The aircraft has a advanced avionics with HUD display for each pilot.The cargo compartment of the aircraft is approximately 12.5 m long, 2.74 m high and 3.05 m wide and can capable of carrying 19,050 kg of payload.The loading  is from rear of the aircraft.

The aircraft is also configured by “enhanced cargo handling System”.The system features a computerised 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.

Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules,Tactical Transport Aircraft,Indian AirforceThe Lockheed Martin Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four engine turboprop

The aircraft is also configured by “enhanced cargo handling System”.The system features a computerised 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.

Engine and performance

The Lockheed martin C-130J is powered by 4 x Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 Turboprop that is capable of producing 3458 Kw power.The aircraft is capable of flying with maximum take off weight of 79,378 Kg.The C-130J can able to fly with the maximum speed of 671 km/h and cruise speed of 643 km/h.

It has a range and service ceiling of 5250 km and 8615 m respectively.it has take off distance of 953m.

With its new upgraded engine and composite scimitar propellers the aircraft is capable of flying with improved performance as 40% greater range,21% higher maximum speed and 41 Shorter take off distance than its predecessors.

 

 

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