Lockheed C-130 Hercules | Wikipedia audio article



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00:01:46 1 Design and development
00:01:56 1.1 Background and requirements
00:03:40 1.2 Design phase
00:07:42 1.3 Improved versions
00:11:37 1.4 Further developments
00:15:18 1.5 Enhanced models
00:19:06 1.6 Next generation
00:22:16 1.7 Upgrades and changes
00:24:08 1.8 Replacement
00:28:35 2 Operational history
00:28:45 2.1 Military
00:45:57 2.2 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
00:47:28 2.3 Hurricane Harvey (2017)
00:48:56 2.4 Civilian firefighting
00:50:23 3 Variants
00:55:46 4 Operators
00:56:02 5 Accidents
00:57:21 6 Aircraft on display
00:57:31 6.1 Argentina
00:57:55 6.2 Australia
00:58:42 6.3 Canada
00:59:17 6.4 Colombia
01:00:00 6.5 Indonesia
01:00:27 6.6 Norway
01:00:51 6.7 Saudi Arabia
01:01:33 6.8 United Kingdom
01:01:55 6.9 United States
01:13:24 7 Specifications (C-130H)
01:17:56 8 See also

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The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. More than 40 variants of the Hercules, including civilian versions marketed as the Lockheed L-100, operate in more than 60 nations.
The C-130 entered service with the U.S. in 1956, followed by Australia and many other nations. During its years of service, the Hercules family has participated in numerous military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations. In 2007, the C-130 became the fifth aircraft to mark 50 years of continuous service with its original primary customer, which for the C-130 is the United States Air Force. The C-130 Hercules is the longest continuously produced military aircraft at over 60 years, with the updated Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules currently being produced.

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