How many Hercules plane India have?

How many Hercules plane India have?

India is one of the 17 countries to whom the US has sold its C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The Indian Air Force currently operates a fleet of five C-130J-30s. India has placed order for additional six C-130J-30s Super Hercules aircraft.

What plane took over from the Hercules?

The Atlas was always earmarked to replace the Hercules and although its tactical capability is likely to have expanded dramatically by 2022, the C-130J clearly had an important tactical role to play until the A400M was fully established.

What is the range of AC 130 Hercules?

3,800 km
Lockheed C-130 Hercules/Range

What kind of aircraft is the Lockheed C-130 Hercules?

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin ). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft.

When did the first Royal Air Force Hercules fly?

Sixty-six Hercules were therefore ordered, essentially to C-130H standard, but designated C-130K for export to the UK. Known to the RAF as Hercules C.Mk 1 (the C-130K designation only came into regular use as a differentiator after the C-130J entered service), the first aircraft completed its maiden flight on October 19, 1966.

When is the C-130 Hercules fleet being retired?

RAF C-130 Hercules Fleet To Be Entirely Retired By 2023 March 22, 2021 Military Aviation Image of a Hercules C130 aircraft, taking off from RAF Brize Norton. (Image credit: RAF/Crown Copyright)

What kind of missions can a Hercules do?

The aircraft is highly flexible, with the ability to airdrop a variety of stores and paratroopers, and operate from natural surface landing zones. To conduct these missions it is vital that Hercules crews are highly skilled in low-level flying.