C-130J Super Hercules

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Proven Multirole, Multimission Capabilities

The C-130J is the most flexible airlifter in the world. It is a proven, highly reliable and affordable airlifter that has already been selected by 16 nations. This venerable workhorse meets the growing worldwide need for airlift and continues to evolve to meet new operational requirements. The C-130J incorporates state-of-the-art technology, which reduces manpower requirements, lowers operating and support costs, and provides life-cycle cost savings over earlier C-130 models. Compared to older C-130s, the J-model climbs faster and higher, flies farther at a higher cruise speed, and takes off and lands in a shorter distance. The C-130J also meets the need to support a wide range of missions with the same platform. No other aircraft can meet the demand for this growing requirement.



28,000 feet (8,615 meters) with 42,000 pounds (19,090 kilograms) payload


417 mph/362 ktas (Mach 0.59)

Maximum Allowable Payload

42,000 pounds

Range at Maximum Normal Payload

2,071 miles (1,800 nautical miles)

Range with 35,000 pounds of Payload

1,841 miles (1,600 nautical miles)

Maximum Load

6 pallets or 74 litters or 16 CDS bundles or 92 combat troops or 64 paratroopers, or a combination of any of these up to the cargo compartment capacity or maximum allowable weight