How much does a KC-130J cost?

How much does a KC-130J cost?

The USMC plans to acquire three kits per active-duty KC-130J squadron for a total of nine kits, each costing up to US$22 million.

What is the difference between C-130H and C-130J?

On the C-130H, there are four blades on each propeller. On the C-130J, there are six blades. The “J” is also faster. It’s top speed is 417 mph, up from 366 in the “H.” And it can hold more weight (164,000 pounds vs 155,000 pounds) and travel farther (2,000+ miles vs 1,208 miles at “maximum normal payload”).

How much fuel can a KC-130 carry?

Primary function In-flight refueling; tactical transport
Operating weight 83,300 pounds (37,818 kilograms)
Total fuel capacity KC-130T and KC-130: 13,280 gallons (50,331 liters)/86,320 pounds (32,715 liters) KC-130F: 10,183 gallons (38,594 liters)/ 66,190 pounds (25,086 liters)

What kind of aircraft is the KC-130J?

The KC-130Js assigned to U.S. Marine Corps units have more than 20,000 hours of flight in Iraq. The KC-130J is battle-tested and delivers capabilities that enables fleets around the world to keep flying. The KC-130J aerial refueling (AR) tanker is the latest in a long lineage of combat proven KC-130 Hercules tanker technologies.

How many KC-130s are in the USMC?

The KC-130J is the latest variant operated by the United States Marine Corps (USMC), with 48 delivered out of 79 ordered. It replaced older KC-130F, KC-130R, and KC-130T variants, while one USMC reserve unit still operates 12 KC-130T aircraft.

What is a KC-130 refueling tanker?

Aerial refueling tanker based on Lockheed Martin C-130. The Lockheed Martin KC-130 is the basic designation for a family of the extended-range tanker version of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft modified for aerial refueling. The KC-130J is the latest variant operated by the United States Marine Corps, with 48 delivered out of 79 ordered.

What kind of cockpit does a C-130J Hercules have?

Cockpit of the C-130J Hercules transport aircraft. C-130J is crewed by two pilots and a loadmaster. The new glass cockpit features four L-3 systems with multifunction liquid crystal displays for flight control and navigation systems. “Lockheed Martin C-130 is US Air Force’s principal tactical cargo and personnel transport aircraft.