PHOTO OP: C-130J family photo



Lockheed Martin is in the middle of nearly tripling C-130J output from 2008 to 2011 as demand for the airlifter rises across the world. A company photo released on 10 August provides a unique glimpse of the diversity of C-130J customers. The line-up shows seven aircraft ordered by four different customers. From right to left, the C-130Js shown above are being delivered to India, Canada, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, Canada, USAF and Canada. The two USAF aircraft include one C-130J for the mobility fleet and one HC-130J for the combat search and rescue fleet.

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10 Responses to PHOTO OP: C-130J family photo

  1. Herkeng130 1 September, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    Stephen, are you trying to kick me where it counts today or what? :)

  2. Stephen Trimble 1 September, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    Ha! Nothing personal. You just don’t see a photo like that everyday.

  3. Jetcal1 1 September, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Hold the presses! Our IT police failed to censor the picture!

    I’m just happy to see a picture of a crowded line of spanking new iron.

  4. Eamon Hamilton 1 September, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    A black radome on the Indian C-130J-30! How retro :-)

  5. Herkeng130 1 September, 2010 at 10:53 pm #

    As much as it kills me to say, it is nice to see her Dyess 317th tail stripe. The AFSOC paint isn’t half bad either.

  6. Aussie Digger 2 September, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    Wait, didn’t EADS recently argue that the C-130J no longer met a “modern” users needs?

    Hmm. Seems a lot of customers think otherwise…

  7. Nathaniel Sumrall 14 September, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    I discussed this on my blog last week – I’d post the url but then this comment would look like spam

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