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Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II

General Transport / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Aerial Refueling Aircraft

Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II

General Transport / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Aerial Refueling Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II is a modernized version of the HC-130N and -P models in service with the USAF.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 2013
STATUS: Active, In-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Lockheed Martin - USA
PRODUCTION: 35
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 5
LENGTH: 97.01 feet (29.57 meters)
WIDTH: 132.55 feet (40.4 meters)
HEIGHT: 37.99 feet (11.58 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 89,067 pounds (40,400 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 164,024 pounds (74,400 kilograms)
ENGINE: 4 x Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprop engines developing 4,591 horsepower each.
SPEED (MAX): 364 miles-per-hour (585 kilometers-per-hour; 316 knots)
RANGE: 3,999 miles (6,435 kilometers; 3,475 nautical miles)
CEILING: 32,808 feet (10,000 meters; 6.21 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,830 feet-per-minute (558 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• HC-130J "Combat King II" - Base Series Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II General Transport / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Aerial Refueling Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 9/2/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Lockheed HC-130J "Combat King II" is a long-range Search and Rescue (SAR)/aerial refueling platform utilized by the United States Air Force (USAF) and is based on the modified KC-130J aerial refueler. It is intended as the successor to the HC-130P and HC-130N models and continues the popular line of high-wing transports begun with the classic Lockheed C-130 "Hercules" model. The Combat King II is used in the recovery of allied personnel through advanced onboard systems and robust Short Take-Off and Landing functionality as well as rough field operations.

First flight of a prototype was recorded on July 29th, 2010. Operational capability was achieved during 2013.

The Combat King II retains the same basic design arrangement as the C-130 and incorporates mission equipment for its given role. This includes an improved navigation system and onboard countermeasures suite while threat detection is also augmented from previous offerings. The aircraft is also plumbed to deliver fuel to other airborne elements and its cargo hold served in the airdrop role as directed. The HC-130J combines the services of the HC-130/MC-130 lines - both related to the original C-130 in a modern military end-product. It is typically operated in night time hours to minimize its profile against ground-based fire and launched missile threats.

Power for the model is served through 4 x Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprop engines set in pairs across either wing element. Each engine produces approximately 4,590 shaft horsepower affording the aircraft an operating weight near 89,000lbs and a maximum take-off weight of 164,000lbs. Maximum speed is about 365 miles per hour with a range beyond 4,000 miles. Service ceiling is listed as 33,000 feet.

Dimensions include a wingspan of 132 feet, 7 inches, a length of 97 feet, 9 inches and a height of 38 feet, 9 inches. Payload capacity is 35,000lbs. A basic crew is five and includes two pilots, a Combat Systems Officer (CSO) and two dedicated loadmasters.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 400mph
Lo: 200mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (364mph).

    Graph average of 300 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
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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Supported Roles
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A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
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