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Lockheed C-130J Hercules C5 – ZH888, 30 Sqn RAF, Light Grey 1/200

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Excellent 1/200 scale model by Hogan Wingsof the Lockheed C-130J Hercules C5 ZH888 of 30 Squadron, Royal Air Force based at RAF Brize Norton. Finished in light grey allover Camouflage. Complete with magnetic optional undercarriage positions and cargo door, rolling rubber tyres, drop tanks and quality display stand.

Approx dimensions: Length 15cm. Wingspan 20cm.

The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems. incorporates state-of-the-art technology, which reduces manpower requirements, lowers operating and support costs, and provides life-cycle cost savings over earlier Hercules models. Range: 3,334 km. Engine type: Rolls Royce built Allison AE 2100D3 engines with 6 bladed propellers.

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol and aerial firefighting. It is the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. Over 40 models and variants of the Hercules serve with more than 60 nations.

During its years of service, the Hercules family has participated in countless military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations. The family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. In 2007, the C-130 became the fifth aircraft—after the English Electric Canberra, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Tupolev Tu-95, and Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker—to mark 50 years of continuous use with its original primary customer, in this case, the United States Air Force. The C-130 is also the only military aircraft to remain in continuous production for 50 years with its original customer, as the updated C-130J Super Hercules.

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