KC 130J Tanker

The Global Leader in Aerial Refueling

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 lbs

Maximum Fuel:

61,364 lbs. (with external tanks)

Max Payload:

47,903 lbs. (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)

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Additional Information

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