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Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Official Designation C-130H Hercules
Unofficial Nicknames Herk, Herky Bird, Slick, Fat Albert
Primary Role Intratheater tactical airlift
Secondary Roles See chart
National Origin USA
Original Contractor Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co.
Operator Over 60 nations worldwide, including the United States
Wingspan 132 feet, 7 inches (40.4m)
Length 97 feet, 9 inches (29.7m)
Height at Tail 38 feet, 3 inches (11.6m)
Cargo Hold Length: 52 feet (15.8m);
Width: 10 feet, 3 inches (3.1m);
Height: 9 feet (2.7m)
Armament See AC-130
Engines Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprops
Horsepower 4,300 shp per engine
Cruise Speed 374 mph (602km/h; Mach 0.5)
Max Speed Unknown
Range 2,047 nm (3,791km) with max payload; 4,522 nm (8,375km) empty
Service Ceiling 33,000 feet (10,058m)
Operating Weight 83,000 pounds (37,648kg)
Fuel Capacity 60,000 pounds (27,216kg)
Max Payload 45,000 pounds (20,412kg)
Number of 463L Pallets Five, plus a baggage pallet on the ramp
Max Takeoff Weight 155,000 pounds (70,307kg)
Basic Crew Five (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, flight engineer, loadmaster)
Date Deployed April 1955
Total in Service Over 2,100 aircraft worldwide
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