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Royal Air Force Transport Aircraft
 Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules          
No in Frontline Squadrons: 14 x C-130J in 1 squadron [Total No = 14]
19 x C-130K in 2 squadrons + 1 Flight
Roles: Air Transport (AT) or Aeromedical Evacuation (Aeromed)
Crew: 3  (C-130J) 5  (C-130K)
Length: 29.78m
Span: 40.41m
Max Takeoff weight: 79,545kg
Max speed: Mach 0.6  (397 knots / 618 kmh)
Cruise Speed: 292 knots (C-130K)  |  355 knots (C-130J)
Range: (Empty) 3,700 nm  (6,852 km)
(4,535 kg) 3,450 nm (6,390 km)
(9,071 kg) 3,200 nm (5,926 km)
(13,607 kg) 2,950 nm (5,463 km)
(18,144 kg) 2,450 nm  (4,537 km)
Max ceiling: 9,296m  (30,500 ft) 9,315 m  (30,560 ft)
Take Off Runway:  (a) 953 m  (3,127 ft)
Landing Runway:  (b) 496 m  (1,630 ft)
C5 (C-130J) C4 (C130-J30)
Cabin Dimensions: 12.19m (L) x 3.12m (W) 16.76m (L) x 3.12m (W)
Load: Troops: 92 (62 Paratroops) 128 (92 Paratroops)
Medevac: 74 Litters 97 Litters
463L pallets: 6    (Max: 17,5000kg) 8    (Max: 23,800kg)
CDS bundles: 16 24
Normal Load: 16,329 kg  (36,000lb)  18,955 kg  (41,790lb)
Max Load: 19,090 kg  (42,000lb) 21,687 kg  (44,000lb)
Engines: (C-130K) 4 x Allison T56-A-15 turboprops producing 18,364 shp
(C-130J) 4 x Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprops producing 18,800 shp
                   
Notes
(a) Maximum Take Off Weight (79,545kg)
(b) Maximum Landing Weight (61,324kg)
(c) Aircraft:
No Serial No Model First Flown Delivered Unit Written Off
01 ZH865 C4 05/06/1996 26/08/1998 47 Squadron -
02 ZH866 C4 13/07/1996 10/12/1999 47 Squadron -
03 ZH867 C4 08/01/1997 13/09/1999 47 Squadron -
04 ZH868 C4 12/05/1997 19/10/2000 47 Squadron -
05 ZH869 C4 06/06/1997 10/12/1998 47 Squadron -
06 ZH870 C4 13/07/1997 11/11/1998 47 Squadron -
07 ZH871 C4 12/08/1997 28/10/1998 47 Squadron -
08 ZH872 C4 26/11/1997 26/10/1998 47 Squadron -
09 ZH873 C4 04/12/1997 14/09/1998 30 Squadron 25/08/2017
10 ZH874 C4 15/12/1997 23/11/1998 47 Squadron -
11 ZH875 C4 19/08/1998 03/09/1998 47 Squadron -
12 ZH876 C4 02/02/1998 12/10/1998 n/a 12/02/2007
13 ZH877 C4 10/03/1998 14/09/1998 47 Squadron -
14 ZH878 C4 24/09/1998 30/09/1998 47 Squadron -
15 ZH879 C4 21/11/1998 29/11/1998 47 Squadron -
16 ZH880 C5 12/04/1999 30/11/1999 30 Squadron -
17 ZH881 C5 26/02/1999 19/05/1999 30 Squadron -
18 ZH882 C5 11/03/1999 16/06/1999 30 Squadron -
19 ZH883 C5 22/04/1999 28/07/1999 30 Squadron -
20 ZH884 C5 03/05/1999 28/07/1999 30 Squadron -
21 ZH885 C5 28/05/1999 23/08/1999 30 Squadron -
22 ZH886 C5 23/06/1999 27/08/1999 30 Squadron 02/11/2018
23 ZH887 C5 17/06/1999 07/10/1999 30 Squadron -
24 ZH888 C5 02/02/2000 13/02/2000 47 Squadron -
25 ZH889 C5 15/05/2000 25/05/2000 47 Squadron -