RAAF Limited Edition Lockheed C-130 Hercules
1:400 Scale Diecast Model Aircraft
RAAF Limtied Edition Lockheed C-130 Hercules Overview
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RAAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules
After World War II, the US Military required a modern-day cargo and troop transport aircraft to replace their aging, mixed fleet of piston-engined aircraft. On August 23, 1954, the first C-130A “Hercules” took to the skies in what was heralded as the beginning to the most successful military turboprop transport to be conceived. The C-130 has been recognized alongside the venerable DC-3 as the world’s most versatile aircraft, flying for more country;s forces than any other aircraft. The “Hercules” is capable of hauling 36,000 lbs of payload over distances exceed 3,800 miles. It’s short field performance is truly amazing with an ability to land and take off unprepared runway surfaces.
As the years have progressed, Lockheed has made vast improvements to an already capable aircraft. As with most enhancements to aircraft, much emphasis has been placed on increased performance and more modern cockpit technology. Advanced weaponry has also become part of the C-130’s duties. Today’s modern C-130 “Gunship” is one of the most feared aircraft in the skies. The popularity of the C-130 is prevalent the world over, and can be seen operating from the frozen Antarctic to the hottest deserts of Africa and the Middle East.
The “Hercules” can haul troops, passengers, cargo, livestock, outsize freight, or anything else that will fit within it’s dimensions. The C-130 has been manufactured in various fuselage. and has also been used as a civilian airliner/freighter (designated the L-100). The latest military version, identified as the C-130J model now features the most modern cockpit technology available. Improved engines and multi-blade propeller design have now brought the C-130 to current standards. Now entering it’s 50th year of production, the C-130J will carry the “Hercules” tradition well into the 21st Century.
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RAAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules Specifications
|Livery:||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Engines:||4 x Allison T56-A-15 Turbopops|
|Load:||92 Troops or 41,790 lbs|
|Cruising Speed:||374 mph|
|Length:||29 m (97 ft 9 in)|
|Wingspan:||60 m (132 ft 7 in)|
|Empty Weight:||75,562 lbs|
|Approx Model Size:||11 cm x 12 cm x 3 cm (4.3″ x 4.7″ x 1.1″)|
|Approx Model Weight:||150 grams|
|Shipping:||Free within Australia only (International Shipping available)|