Lockheed C-130 Hercules and AC-130U Spooky
With thanks to YSPilots members Talon and ric for their help and suggestion on this model.
This is an original model of the C-130 Hercules plus the AC-130U Spooky gunship variant. The C-130 Hercules was first delivered in 1955, and has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. The latest J model is equipped with Heads-Up Displays, a modern glass cockpit, more powerful Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprop engines, and new 6 bladed composite scimitar propellers, which has improved aerodynamic efficiency over the older straight blade props, and are also quieter.
I first released this model back in August 2006. This release includes several updates/bug fixes to the original model, plus many more variants/paint schemes. They include:
- An unpainted version of the C-130H and C-130J.
- Canadian Armed Force CC-130H.
- AC-130U Spooky, the latest generation gunship. Equipped with a 25mm GAU-12 5 barrel gatling gun, a L60 Bofors 40mm canon, and a M102 105mm howitzer.
- HC-130H, serving the United States Coast Guard in Search-and-Rescue, drug traffic interdiction, fishery patrol and iceberg observation roles.
- new: United States Marine Corp KC-130J of VMGR-352 Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron.
- new: C-130H of 131 Squadron, Israeli Air Force. 131 Squadron's Hercules participated in Operation Thunderbolt, the successful hostage rescue mission at Entebbe, Uganda on 3-4 July 1976.
- new: USAF C-130H of 934th Airlift Wing, an Air Force Reserve unit based in Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
- new: USAF C-130J of 135th Airlift Squadron, 175th Wing, a Maryland Air Nation Guard unit.
- new: L-100-30, a stretched civilian version of the Hercules, in typical United Nations markings.
- new: Four different versions belonging to the Royal Air Force - the C.1 (C-130K, equivalent to the C-130E or H model); C.3 (C-130H-30, a stretched version of the standard H model); the C.4 (C-130J-30, stretched version of the standard J model); and the C.5 (C-130J).