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KC-130

Specifications
Primary functionIn-flight refueling; tactical transport
Manufacturer Lockheed
Power plant Four Allison T56-A-16 engines
Power 4,910 shaft horsepower per engine
Length Aircraft: 97 feet, 9 inches (22.16 meters)
Cargo compartment: 41 feet (12.49 meters)
Width of Cargo compartment 10 feet, 3 inches (3.12 meters)
Height Aircraft: 38 feet, 4 inches (11.68 meters)
Cargo compartment: 9 feet (2.74 meters)
Wing span 132 feet, 7 inches (40.39 meters)
Maximum takeoff weight 175,000 pounds (79,450 kilograms)
Ceiling 30,000 feet (9,140 meters)
Speed 315 knots (362.25 miles per hour)
Operating weight 83,300 pounds (37,818 kilograms)
Total fuel capacity KC-130T and KC-130: 13,280 gallons (50,331 liters)/86,320 pounds (32,715 liters)
KC-130F: 10,183 gallons (38,594 liters)/ 66,190 pounds (25,086 liters)
Range Tanker mission: 1000 nautical mile (1150 mile) radius with 45,000 pounds of fuel (20,430 kilograms) (KC-130R/T)
Cargo mission: 2875 nautical miles (3306.25 miles) with 38,258 pounds (17,369 kilograms) of cargo (KC-130R/T) or 92 combat troops or 64 paratroopers or 74 litters
Landing distance Less than 2,600 feet
Crew 2 pilots, 1 navigator/systems operator, 1 flight engineer, 1 first mechanic, 1 loadmaster (total of 6)
Introduction date KC-130F: 1962
KC-130R: 1976
KC-130T: 1983
Unit Replacement Cost $37,000,000
Inventory Active: 37 KC-130Fs and 14 KC-130Rs (51 total)
Reserve: 24 KC-130Ts
[As of December 1995]



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