What engines are on the C-130?
The C-130J is equipped with four Allison AE2100D3 turboprop engines, each rated at 4,591 shaft horsepower (3,425kW). The all-composite six-blade R391 propeller system was developed by Dowty Aerospace. The engines are equipped with full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) by Lucas Aerospace.
Can a C-130 fly upside down?
However, the AC-130J was never intended to be flown upside down, and so the maneuver cause the aircraft to ‘over-G’. In simple terms, that means the aircraft was put under strain that it was never meant to endure, exceeding the manufacturer’s stress limits.
Where can I find a c 130 in the Air Force?
Air Force Reserve locations for assigned C-130 models are Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia; Keesler AFB, Mississippi; Maxwell AFB, Alabama; Minnesota-St. Paul Joint Air Reserve Station, Minnesota; Peterson AFB, Colorado; and Youngstown ARS, Ohio.
What was the purpose of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules?
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft.
What kind of aircraft is the C-130J Spectre?
The AC-130H Spectre, AC-130U Spooky and AC-130J (new) are fixed-wing gunship variants of the C-130. AC-130H/U/J aircraft provide close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance in support of special operation forces (SOF).
Where are the radio antennas on a C-130 Hercules?
Most aircraft featured a swept blade antenna on the upper fuselage, as well as extra wire antennas between the vertical fin and upper fuselage not found on other C-130s. Radio call numbers on the tail of these aircraft were regularly changed so as to confuse observers and disguise their true mission.