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Lockheed L-100 Hercules

Civilian Cargo Transport Aircraft

Lockheed L-100 Hercules

Civilian Cargo Transport Aircraft

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Overview



The Lockheed L-100 became the civilian-minded cargo transport version of the globally-popular C-130 Hercules line.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1965
STATUS: Active, Limited Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Lockheed - USA
PRODUCTION: 114
OPERATORS: Algeria; Argentina; Canada; Ecuador; Gabon; Indonesia; Kuwait; Libya; Peru; Philippines; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; United Arab Emirates; United States
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Technical Specifications



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
POWER: 4 x Allison 501-D22A turboprop engines developing 4,510 horsepower each.
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Variants / Models



• L-100 "Hercules" - Base Series Designation
• L-100 Model 382 - Prototype model of 1964
• L-100 Model 382B - Initial production models
• L-100-20 - Lengthened fuselage; appearing in 1968
• L-100-30 - Lengthened fuselage
• LM-100J "Super Hercules" - Proposed modern variant based on the improved C-130J Super Hercules model.


History



Detailing the development and operational history of the Lockheed L-100 Hercules Civilian Cargo Transport Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 9/2/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The excellent hauling capabilities and military market success that was the Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport eventually yielded a civilian market form as the L-100 Hercules. Its prototype first flew on April 20th, 1964 to which the aircraft was introduced for civilian airspace operations on September 30th, 1965. The L-100 retains the same form and function of the original C-130 including its excellent handling capabilities and short-field hauling qualities. Production netted 114 aircraft in all with the last built in 1992. The L-100 was recognized by Lockheed as company "Model 382", the production form based on this as the "Model 382B".

Following the original L-100s was the L-100-20 of 1968 which included a fuselage stretch for additional internal volume. The L-100-30 saw a further lengthening of the fuselage that added nearly seven feet. The entire line was then modernized in the LM-100J.

In the L-100-30, the crew numbers three minimum and includes two pilots and a flight engineer. Patload capacity is 51,000lbs with a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) of 155,000lbs. Power is served through 4 x Allison 501-D22A series turboprop engines developing 4,500 horsepower each. Maximum speed is 355 miles per hour with a cruise speed of 335 miles per hour. Round-trip range is 1,535 miles with a ferry range of 5,555 miles out. The aircraft features a service ceiling of 23,000 feet and a rate-of-climb of 1,830 feet per minute.

Dimensions include a length of 112 feet, 9 inches, a wingspan of 132 feet, 7 inches and a height of 38 feet, 3 inches.

Despite its civilian-minded design, the L-100 was still adopted by the militaries of Algeria, Kuwait, Indonesia, Philippines and Saudi Arabia among others. Despite the military shift towards the much improved C-130J "Super Hercules", the L-100 has not followed suit to date - though a February 2014 report suggests Lockheed will reactivate the initiative soon. This would then produce the L-100J designation.




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Relative Maximum Speed
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
This entry's maximum listed speed (354mph).

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Unit Production (114)
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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