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The Hercules C4/C5s are optimised for economical operation by the introduction of new Allison turboprop engines, 6-bladed composite propellers and a digital engine control system which increases take-off thrust by 29% and is 15% more efficient.
Originally Posted by KrazyIvan
yes that is a C-130. it is using an missle counter measure called flares which are used to confuse incomming heat seeking missles.
Originally posted by Monsoon
Just adding my two cents.
It's a C-130J. The US has them, and several foreign countries (Australia and I think the UK).
The one in the picture is a standard airlift 130. Nothing special about it (not a gunship, Talon or Commando Solo). Most 130's in the AF inventory have (or going to have) the chaff/flare system installed.