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What is this plane spotted from Outer Banks, North Carolina?

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    $\begingroup$ Looks like a C-130 $\endgroup$ – jamesbtate Oct 17 '17 at 20:00
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Judging by the single pair of pylon tanks, DIRCM (Directed InfraRed Counter Measure) heads near the tail and lack of armament on left side, and what looks like 4 bladed props, it is likely an MC-130H.

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    $\begingroup$ I added photo/link, but why is the nose different? New clue? If you can edit the answer to add more info, please do. $\endgroup$ – ymb1 Oct 17 '17 at 23:44
  • $\begingroup$ @ymb1 - I think the noses look similar enough considering the fairly rough condition of the pic in the OP. i.e. it's pixley enough that we're probably looking at that same squared off nose bump but it just looks rounder due to low resolution and blurry focus. $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Oct 18 '17 at 15:16
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It matches a Lockheed C-130 Hercules from that point of view. enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow thanks for the help! $\endgroup$ – Jacob Stewart Oct 17 '17 at 20:18

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