The Lockheed Martin C-130 has a storied history and may be the versatile aircraft in the US inventory.
The C-130J Super Hercules is the world’s most advanced tactical airlifter. Designed and developed with mission flexibility in mind, the C-130J has a unique mix of agility and performance to complete any mission, anytime, anywhere.
The C-130J airframe has proven it’s reliable, efficient and highly operational in harsh environments and combat theaters like Iraq and Afghanistan. This rugged aircraft is often the first aircraft “in,” touching down on austere landing zones before any other transport to provide humanitarian relief after natural disasters.
Among its missions, the C-130J also counts capabilities as diverse as special ops, aerial refueling, close air support, search and rescue and personal recovery. – Lockheed Martin
Featured image U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Melissa Sheffield