What engines are in the C 130?

The C-130J is equipped with four Allison AE2100D3 turboprop engines, each rated at 4,591 shaft horsepower (3,425kW). The all-composite six-blade R391 propeller system was developed by Dowty Aerospace. The engines are equipped with full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) by Lucas Aerospace.

Why is the c130 so popular?

First, it was conceived as a rugged, versatile airlifter that could meet the transport needs of diverse users by landing almost anywhere with 20 tons of cargo. Second, the Air Force and Lockheed continuously invested in new technology to improve the plane’s performance for six straight decades.

What is the difference between c130h and C-130J?

Inside, the differences are more clear. The C-130H requires a minimum crew of five, with two pilots, a navigator, engineer and loadmaster. The more modern C-130J needs only three crew members, two pilots and a loadmaster. Inside the planes, you could fit 6 pallets, 92 combat troops or 64 paratroopers in the C-130H.

How many C-130 have been built?

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

C-130 Hercules
Status In service
Primary users United States Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force United States Coast Guard Royal Air Force
Produced 1954–present
Number built Over 2,500 as of 2015

Can a C130 fly with one engine?

With four 3,750-hp engines—soon to be uprated to 4,050 apiece—the C-130 was one of the most overpowered aircraft in the military inventory. It could literally fly on one engine.

How much does it cost to fly a C-130 per hour?

Norton Schwartz told Congress in 2012 it cost $9,000 per hour to fly the C-27J and $10,400 to fly the C-130.

Can a T56 engine be used on a C-130?

The Series 3.5 package can be installed on T56 engines on either P-3 or C-130 legacy aircraft. Phil Burkholder, Rolls-Royce President – Defense North America, said, “The improved fuel economy and enhanced performance demonstrate the value from the Series 3.5 package – operators will benefit from lower operating costs and improved reliability.”

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 C 130j turboprop engine come out?

June 1974 introduced the first of 308 C-130Hs with the more powerful Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engine. Nearly identical to the C-130E externally, the new engine brought major performance improvements to the aircraft. The latest C-130 to be produced, the C-130J, entered the inventory in February 1999.

What are the fuel requirements for a C-130?

While C-130 flight tests and engine ground tests have shown significant improvement over requirements, the Series 3.5 package requirements call for a 7.9 per cent fuel reduction. With the US Air Force (USAF), we have also started planning discussions for the introduction of the Series 3.5 into its fleet of C-130s.