C-130J-30 Super Hercules: The Stretch Version of the C-130J Airlifter

Proven Multirole, Multimission Capabilities

The C-130J-30 is a stretch version of the C-130J, a proven, highly reliable and affordable airlifter. The C-130J-30 adds 15 feet to the fuselage, increasing usable space (two more pallets of equipment) in the cargo compartment. 




26,000 feet (8,000 meters) with 44,500 pounds (20,227 kilograms) payload


410 mph/356 ktas (Mach 0.58) at 22,000 feet (6,706 meters)

Maximum Allowable Payload

44,000 pounds (19,958 kilograms)

Range at Maximum Normal Payload

2,417 miles (2,100 nautical miles)

Range with 40,000 pounds of Payload

2,390 nm/4,425 km

Maximum Load

8 pallets or 97 litters or 24 CDS bundles or 128 combat troops or 92 paratroopers, or a combination of any of these up to the cargo compartment capacity or maximum allowable weight



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