C-130J Super Hercules
Overview: The C-130J is the latest addition to the
C-130 fleet, a workhorse of the tactical airlift
mission. C-130s are capable of operating from
rough, dirt strips and is the primary transport for
air cropping troops and equipment into hostile
areas. The J model incorporates state-of-the-art
technology to reduce manpower requirements and
lower operating and support costs, and can climb
faster, higher, further and at a higher cruise speed
than previous models. It can also take off and land
in a shorter distance.

Corridor connections: Keesler Air Force Base, MS
General characteristics
C-130J Super Hercules transports.
Air Force image
Primary function: Global airlift
Contractor: Lockheed Martin
Power plant: 4 Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3
turboprops
Length: 97 feet, 9 inches
Height: 38 feet, 10 inches
Wingspan: 132 feet, 7 inches
Speed: 417 mph
Ceiling: 28,000 feet
Range max normal payload: 2,071 miles
Date deployed: February 1999
Inventory: Active force, 186; Air National
Guard, 222; Air Force Reserve, 106


Source: U.S. Air Force