How short of a runway can a C-130 land on?

How short of a runway can a C-130 land on?

Whatever you call it, any non-extended C-130 can takeoff and land within 3,000 feet under military specifications and unprepared fields.

Can a C-130 fly upside down?

However, the AC-130J was never intended to be flown upside down, and so the maneuver cause the aircraft to ‘over-G’. In simple terms, that means the aircraft was put under strain that it was never meant to endure, exceeding the manufacturer’s stress limits.

Has AC 130 ever landed on an aircraft carrier?

This is a big plane for a small runway. A KC-130F made history in 1963 by landing and taking off from the USS Forrestal. And they didn’t just land once. The C-130 became the largest and heaviest aircraft be land on an aircraft carrier – and the record still stands today.

How much space does a c130 need?

Known as a Maximum Effort Landing, the C-130 can operate in and out of dirt strips that measure 3000 feet long by 50 feet wide. For comparison, a similar size commercial jet airliner uses a paved runway that is at least 6000 feet long and 150 feet wide.

How high can a C-130 fly?

26,000 feet high
The aircraft can fly up to 26,000 feet high with a 44,500 pound payload.

What is the range for a C-130?

Range, depending upon internal fuel tank configuration, is 3,000 to 4,500NM (no wind). The C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (C-130X AMP) will modify approximately 525 aircraft to establish a common, supportable, cost effective baseline configuration for AMC, ACC, ANG, AFRC, PACAF, USAFE and AFSOC C-130 aircraft.

What is the stall speed of a c – 130?

The stall speed is around 95-100 knots for the older F variant, and something like 90-95 knots for the newer J variants. A KC-130 can refuel between around 100 and 270 knots.

How many C-130 aircraft have ever been built?

To date, more than 2,500 C-130s have been ordered and/or delivered to 63 nations around the world. Seventy countries operate C-130s, which have been produced in more than 70 different variants.

What are all the variants of the C-130?

Significant military variants of the C-130 include: C-130A/B/E/F/G/H/K/T Tactical airlifter basic models C-130A-II Dreamboat Early version Electronic Intelligence/Signals Intelligence (ELINT/SIGINT) aircraft C-130J Super Hercules Tactical airlifter, with new engines, avionics, and updated systems C-130B BLC