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PICTURES: Indian C-130J completes first engine run

Lockheed Martin has released images showing India's first C-130J tactical transport performing engine runs for the first time.

Pictured at the company's Marietta production facility in Georgia on 21 September, the aircraft is one of six on order for the nation's air force.

Both images © Lockheed Martin

Lockheed says the stretched-fuselage Hercules - previously pictured carrying the registration KC-3801 - will make its flight debut in early October. The aircraft has had an inflight refuelling probe installed above its cockpit since the last images were released.


The C-130J is powered by four Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 turboprop engines.

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