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EC-130J Commando Solo

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The EC-130J Commando Solo is designed to conduct information operations, psychological operations and civil affairs broadcasts in AM, FM, HF, TV and military communications bands. The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command's 193rd Special Operations Wing, Middletown, Pa., operates the EC-130J and conducts special operations forces missions and psychological operations leaflet drops.


Primary Function Psychological operations and information operations
Cruise Speed 335 mph
Ceiling 28,000 feet (8,534 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 164,000 pounds (74,390 kilograms)
Range 2,300 nautical miles unrefueled
Crew Pilot, copilot, flight systems officer, mission systems officer; two loadmasters and five electronic communications systems operators