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What can a Hercules do?

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posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 12:58 PM
In recognition of the 2500th, Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules, Lockheed put out a neat video on what it has been able to accomplish over it's lifetime.

The 2,500th C-130 Hercules was delivered in December 2015, marking a major milestone for the world's workhorse. There is strength in numbers and Hercules continues to demonstrate this on a daily basis around the world, by doing what other airlifters can't, won't and don't. Learn more about the C-130:

posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 02:27 PM
a reply to: Sammamishman

slap on
1× General Dynamics 25 mm (0.984 in) GAU-12/U Equalizer 5-barreled Gatling cannon
1× 40 mm (1.58 in) L/60 Bofors cannon
1× 105 mm (4.13 in) M102 howitzer
and you have a AC-130U Spooky gun ship bad ass.

slap on
1x 30 mm ATK GAU-23/A autocannon[73]
1x 105 mm M102 Howitzer (AC-130J Ghostrider only, fired out the back of the aircraft via a modified rear ramp.)[74][75]
'Gunslinger' weapons system with launch tube for AGM-176 Griffin missiles and/or GBU-44/B Viper Strike munitions (10 round magazines)[4]
Wing mounted, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs (SDBs) and/or GBU-53/B SDB IIs[4] (4 per hardpoint on BRU-61/A rack
you have AC-130W Stinger II / AC-130J Ghostrider gun ship very bad ass.

they can do a lot.

posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 09:01 PM
I would not be surprised if you could load a 15K pound bomb in one called the wad cutter and drop it out the back. It descends to ground level on chutes and goes boom. It's kill zone is 1000 feet out from the center of the blast and it makes on huge LZ for choppers. We used them in Nam and now I'm sure they've got even bigger and badder bombs hauled to target by old Hercules. Long live the 130 and my best,

posted on Jan, 18 2016 @ 09:21 PM
a reply to: airforce47

The GBU-43/B

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 01:52 AM
2500 of them, I'm so proud.......thanks for that Sammamisholdboy......I figured half that was a lot.....someone should say it.....they're the coolest look in the lifting business.....he....he .....STOL
edit on 19-1-2016 by GBP/JPY because: our new King.....He comes right after a nicely done fake one

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 02:02 AM
I'm listening to one taxiing up hawkes bay airport right now ...

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 05:45 AM
a reply to: marky123

Yeah... on my home airport, there is a small squadron of C-130s
so, I'm happy to see it almost every day. Sometimes thay even trenn over my house.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 09:00 AM
They can take-off and land on an aircraft carrier.

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