The TC-130 aircraft is a high-wing, all metal, long-range, land-based monoplane.Within the Naval Air Training command, a TC-130 dubbed "Fat Albert" is used as a logistics support aircraft for the Navy Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels. Power for the TC-130 is supplied by four Allison T56-A-16 turboprop engines.Additionally, the aircraft has provision for externally mounted JATO units to provide additional thrust for take-off.Demonstration of the Jet Assisted Take-Off has become a standard feature of the Blue Angels performance.
|Empty Weight||76,469 lbs|
|Max Take Off Weight||175,000 lbs|
|Max Level Speed||362 mph|
|Max Range||2,238 s.miles|
|Max Rate of Climb||1,800 ft/min|
|Service Ceiling||26,500 ft|
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