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AC-130J Ghostrider

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The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance, ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport, fixed-wing aircraft.
It carries a wide array of ground attack weapons that are integrated with sophisticated sensors, navigation, and fire-control systems. Unlike other modern military fixed-wing aircraft, the AC-130 relies on visual targeting.
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AC-130J Ghostrider

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29th July 2021
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Aircraft Data

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is the prime transport for air dropping troops and equipment into hostile areas operated by many military forces worldwide. Primary operators are the US Air Force, US Marines and the Royal Air Force

Over 40 models and variants of the C-130 Hercules have been built over the last 50 years and it remains in production today as the updated C-130J Super Hercules.

Summary data for Lockheed C-130 Hercules -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
United States195423502000364 - 92


4 x Rolls Royce AE 2100 (4152 - 4591 shp) turboprop engines.

C-130J Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprops


Dimensions for Lockheed C-130 Hercules -
Length (C-130J)
Wing Span132 ft. 7 in. (C-130J)
Height38 ft. 7 in. (C-130J)
Empty Weight75,562 lbs. (C-130J)
Max Weight175,000 lbs. (C-130J)


Performance of Lockheed C-130 Hercules -
Max Speed417 mph (C-130J)
Cruise Speed400 mph (C-130J)
Ceiling28,000 ft. (C-130J)
Normal Range2,500nm (C-130J)
Max Range2,835nm (C-130J)

Updated 16th February 2009

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