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KC-130J Tanker

The KC-130J is the global leader in aerial refueling for tactical and tiltrotor aircraft and helicopters. IIt is also capable of conducting rapid ground refueling operations for armor/tactical vehicles. The KC-130Js assigned to U.S. Marine Corps units have more than 20,000 hours of flight in Iraq. The KC-130J is battle-tested and delivers capabilities that enables fleets around the world to keep flying. The KC-130J aerial refueling (AR) tanker is the latest in a long lineage of combat proven KC-130 Hercules tanker technologies. The new KC-130J builds on proven tanker designs while taking full advantage of tremendous technological and performance improvements inherent in the basic C-130J aircraft. Several international operators also fly the KC-130J.


Maximum Takeoff Weight 164,000 lb
Maximum Fuel 61,364 lb (with external tanks)
Max Payload 47,903 lb (at Maximum Wing Relieving Fuel)
Cargo Volume 4,551 cu ft
Crew For Refueling Options Two Pilots, One Advanced Crew Stations (ACS) Operator, Two Loadmasters
Max Range 4,275 n.mi (with external tanks)