HC-130J Combat King II

HC-130J Combat King II

Dedicated Personnel Recovery

The Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II is the U.S. Air Force's only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform and is flown by Air Combat Command (ACC). This C-130J variation specializes in tactical profiles and avoiding detection and recovery operations in austere environments. Air Education and Training Command also operates HC-130Js, training crews for operational missions.


Characteristics

Primary
Function

Fixed-wing Personnel Recovery platform

Maximum
Takeoff Weight

164,000 pounds (74,389 kilograms)

Speed

316 knots indicated air speed at sea level

Range

Beyond 4,000 miles (3,478 nautical miles)

Ceiling

33,000 feet (10,000 meters)