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The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft.

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Why is a Lockheed MC-130J Commando II creating such a loud droning sound?

Today I heard a loud droning sound which is really unusual in the area of west London I live in; so I went on ADS-B exchange and it showed a USAF Lockheed MC-130J Commando II flying literally right ...
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What are the bars protruding from this C-130?

This C-130 was photographed on approach to Ellington Field (EFD), Texas. What are the protruding, truss-supported bars aft of and below the wing? There's an airshow coming up in ~3 weeks at EFD, so ...
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Could a C-130 Hercules be built using WW2 technology?

I'm looking at this as a "time traveller carrying only designs in his head" scenario. Obviously turboprop engines are out of the question, but how close in capability would it be possible to get a C-...
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What airspeed is required for a Hercules C-130J to do a loop?

Last Wednesday a Lockheed Martin LM-100J performed a loop at the world-famous Farnborough Air Show. This is was so impressive! I wonder what kind of airspeed is required for this kind of stunt?
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Is there any way to reduce the noise and vibration in a C-130 Hercules?

We are using C-130 B and E Models with T-56 A-15 engines and Hamilton Sundstrand 54H60-91/117 propellers. A lot of vibration and resonance are felt on these military version aircraft even after using ...
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Is it incorrect to refer to a C-130 as a jet?

In this article by CNN, the C-130 involved in the unfortunate crash in Savannah, GA is referred to as a "jet." Is this considered proper usage? I'm not looking for public opinion here but official ...
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What is the loading diagram for a C-130J?

I'm a student participating in a design project wherein we have to develop a paper design for a payload to be airdropped from a C-130J. Naturally, I'd like to look at the weight and balance of the C-...
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Has a C-130 ever been designated as “Air Force One”?

Near the end of the movie, "Air Force One", Harrison Ford is transferred to a C-130, which then changes its call sign to "Air Force One". My question is, has a president of the US ever flown in a C-...
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Why are most weapons in AC-130 on the left-hand side?

Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed ground-attack aircraft variant of the C-130 Hercules transporter. The plane is manufactured by Lockheed and converted by Boeing. Why are most of the guns in ...
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What is the stall speed of the KC130?

Saw the video of the helicopter chopping off its own refueling probe. That made me wonder what the stall speed of the tanker is, and how difficult it is to fly slow enough for the helis to keep up.
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What effects to controllability are there when the rear doors are opened on a KC-130?

Many years ago, I was part of a LRRP drop taking photos from inside a KC-130 aircraft. The rear doors are (relatively speaking) huge. The top half pivots up and into the craft, while the bottom half ...
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How does a large cargo plane like the C-130 Hercules take off and land in such a short distance?

So I was at an air show and saw a C-130J Super Hercules showcasing its capabilities. The take-off distance it covered was amazingly short (I guess equal to fighter jets), even though it uses ...