Thanks to Lockheed Martin for releasing the first concept drawing of the wider, larger C-130XL. This concept is still in the realm of a “study”. A go-ahead decision is not necessary for at least a couple of years. The overall goal is to increase the C-130′s maximum cargo limit to about 65,000lbs, depending of the US Air Force’s requirements. The XL would compete for orders against the Airbus A400M and C-17B.