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.
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Primary Function

Fixed-wing Personnel Recovery platform

Maximum Takeoff Weight

164,000 pounds (74,389 kilograms)


316 knots indicated air speed at sea level


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


33,000 feet (10,000 meters)

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