Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
YC-130 - Prototype Model Designation; fitted with Allison T56-A-1A (3,750shp); three-blade propellers.
C-130A - Initial Production Model designation.
C-130B - Allison T56-A-7 turboprops introduced; increased fuel capacity; increase maximum weight.
C-130E - Addition of two external fuel tanks; increased internal fuel capacity; 4,050shp turboprops of T56-A7a design; four-blade propellers.
C-130H - More powerful Allison T56-A-15 engines; airframe and internal subsystem improvements.
C-130H-30 - Lengthened fuselage.
C-130J - Modernized variant; introduction of Allison AE 2100D3 turboprop engines; six-blade composite propellers; 2-pilot flight deck; multi-function displays; digital avionics.
C-130J-SOF - Special Operations Forces version for export.
C-130J-30 - Special 'stretched' version
L-100 - Civilian Format
L-100J - Civilian Format based on the C-130J-30 militarized variant.
C-130J Mk.4 - RAF designation of C-130J model.