C-130 Aircraft Parts

Lockheed_C-130_Hercules_Wallpapers_6.jpgC-130 AIRCRAFT

Secure Components has extensively supported a variety of programs involved with the C-130

Since inception, Secure Components has supported the full capabilities for the C-130. From maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrades, Secure Components has extensively supported a variety of programs involved with the C-130, including components that reside on Generators, power supplies and voltage regulators, air turbine machines, cockpit avionics, ground support equipment, on-wing hydraulics, cockpit controls, panels, cargo latches, fans butterfly, and shut-off valves.

Free Report






The C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. Over 40 models and variants of the Hercules serve in more than 60 nations.

During its years of service, the Hercules family has participated in countless military, civilian, and humanitarian aid operations. The family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. In 2007, the C-130 became the fifth aircraft after the English Electric Canberra, B-52 Stratofortress, Tupolev Tu-95, and KC-135 Stratotanker to mark 50 years of continuous use with its original primary customer—in this case, the United States Air Force. The C-130 is also the only military aircraft to remain in continuous production for 50 years with its original customer as the updated C-130J Super Hercules.

General Characteristics of the C130 Aircraft

  • Crew: 5 (2 pilots, navigator, flight engineer. and loadmaster)
  • Capacity: Payload: 45,000 lb (20,000 kg)
    • 92 passengers or
    • 64 airborne troops or
    • 74 litter patients with 2 medical personnel or
    • 6 pallets or
    • 2–3 HMMWVs or
    • 2 M113 armored personnel carrier
  • Length: 97 ft 9 in (29.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in (40.4 m)
  • Height: 38 ft 3 in (11.6 m)
  • Wing area: 1,745 ft² (162.1 m²)
  • Empty weight: 75,800 lb (34,400 kg)
  • Useful load: 72,000 lb (33,000 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 155,000 lb (70,300 kg)
  • Power plant: 4× Allison T56-A-15 turboprops, 4,590 shp (3,430 kW) each

C-130 Aircraft Performance

  • Maximum speed: 320 knots (366 mph, 592 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,060 m)
  • Cruise speed: 292 knots (336 mph, 540 km/h)
  • Range: 2,050 nmi (2,360 mi, 3,800 km)
  • Service ceiling: 33,000 ft (10,060 m) empty; 23,000 ft (7,077 m) with 42,000 lb (19,090 kg) payload ()
  • Rate climb: 1,830 ft/min (9.3 m/s)
  • Takeoff distance: 3,586 ft (1,093 m) at 155,000 lb (70,300 kg) max gross weight; 1,400 ft (427 m) at 80,000 lb (36,300 kg) gross weight

New Call-to-Action