|Country of Origin||USA.|
|Similar Aircraft||An-12 Cub, C-160 Transall, G.222.|
|Role||Transport, cargo (92 equipped troops, light-tactical vehicles), airdrop, low-level extraction, air refueling, reconnaissance, gunship.|
|Armament||Usually none, except AC-130G gunship.|
|Dimensions||Length: 97 ft, 9 in (29.78 m). Span: 132 ft, 7 in (40.41 m).|
C-130 Hercules WEFT Description
|Wings||High-mounted with straight leading edges, forward tapered trailing edges, and blunt tips.|
|Engine(s)||Four turboprops mounted under and extending beyond wings�’ leading edges.|
|Fuselage||Wide and circular with solid, blunt nose. Stepped cockpit. Upswept rear section.|
|Tail||Flats equally tapered and high-mounted on the body. Tall tail fin tapered with a blunt tip.|
Countries which Fly the C-130 Hercules
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Greece, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Yemen, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Africa, Korea, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zaire.
C-130 Hercules Manufacturer Web Site
Books on the C-130 Hercules
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
The third installment in this impressive series, this volume focuses on the details of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. Beautiful full color photographs document every detail of this massive aircraft. Geared towards the scale aircraft modeler, the photographs cover details such as fuselage, wings, engines, landing gear, cockpit, cargo compartment, armament, and much more. This book belongs in the collection of every serious scale modeler and aviation enthusiast.
Lockheed C-130 Hercules: The World’s Favourite Military Transport
The C-130 Hercules
Discusses the history of the C-130 Hercules transport plane and its use in military campaigns as well as civilian missions, such as studying weather, controlling fires, and supporting researchers in Antarctica.