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Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules by haryopanji Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules by haryopanji
First attempt to adding a real world aircraft in 6 profile drawing, using every available information I have. 

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.

The C-130J is the newest version of the Hercules and the only model still in production. Externally similar to the classic Hercules in general appearance, the J-model features considerably updated technology. These differences include new Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprops with Dowty R391 composite scimitar propellers, digital avionics (including head-up displays (HUDs) for each pilot), and reduced crew requirements. These changes have improved performance over its C-130E/H predecessors, such as 40% greater range, 21% higher maximum speed, and 41% shorter takeoff distance. The J-model is available in a standard-length or stretched -30 variant.

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 now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide.


C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical airlifter

C-130J-30 Super Hercules
Lockheed Martin designation for its 15 ft (4.6 m) extended fuselage variant.

CC-130J Super Hercules
Official USAF and Royal Canadian Air Force designation for the C-130J-30.

EC-130J Commando Solo III
Variant for the Air Force Special Operations Command, operated by the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.

HC-130J Combat King II
Long range patrol and air-sea rescue variant for the United States Coast Guard. USAF HC-130J version has changes for in-flight refueling.

Aerial refueling tanker and tactical airlifter version for United States Marine Corps.

MC-130J Commando II
Designed for Air Force Special Operations Command. Originally named Combat Shadow II.

Weather reconnaissance ("Hurricane Hunter") version for the Air Force Reserve Command.

Hercules C4
Royal Air Force designation for the C-130J-30

Hercules C5
Royal Air Force designation for the C-130J

A civilian version of the C-130J-30 was under development, but the program was placed on hold indefinitely to focus on military development and production.

SC-130J Sea Hercules
Proposed maritime patrol version of the C-130J, designed for coastal surveillance and anti-submarine warfare.

General characteristics:

Crew: 3 (two pilots, and one loadmaster are minimum crew)

92 passengers (128 for C-130J-30) or
64 airborne troops (92 for C-130J-30) or
6 pallets (8 pallets for C-130J-30) or
74 litter patients with 2 medical personnel (97 litters for C-130J-30)
2–3 Humvees, or 1 LAV III (with turret removed) or an M113 armored personnel carrier

Payload: 42,000 lb (19,050 kg) ; for C-130J-30: 44,000 lb/ 19,958 kg
Length: 97 ft 9 in, 29.79 m (for C-130J-30: 112 ft, 9 in, 34.36 m)
Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in (40.41 m)
Height: 38 ft 10 in (11.84 m)
Wing area: 1,745 ft² (162.1 m²)
Empty weight: 75,562 lb (34,274 kg)
Useful load: 72,000 lb (33,000 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: up to 175,000 lb (79,378 kg); normal 155,000 lb (70,305 kg)

Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop, 4,637 shp (3,458 kW) each
Propellers: Dowty R391 6-blade composite propeller, 1 per engine
Maximum speed: 362 knots (417 mph, 671 km/h)
Cruise speed: 348 knots (400 mph, 643 km/h)
Range: 2,835 nmi (3,262 mi, 5,250 km)
Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,615 m) with 42,000 pounds (19,090 kilograms) payload
Absolute altitude 40,386 ft (12,310 m)[101]
Takeoff distance: 3,127 ft (953 m) at 155,000 lb (70,300 kg) gross weight

Lockheed Martin logo was courtesy of bagera3005 
Next is Big-J's Bigger (longer) version... the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules
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Randino1867 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BTW, the markings on the wings are incorrect: on all U.S. military aircraft, the "star-and-bar" is supposed to be on the left wing (as you look down on the wings, with the leading edge/aircraft nose "up"). This is carried through the same way looking at the underside of the wing as well. Otherwise, nice multi-views.
haryopanji Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the minor correction, I'll fixed later.
Alan-the-leopard Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
If only there was a greater distance between the wings and the tail stabilizers I´d say that the Hercules was one of those aircraft unbeatable in beauty... I particularly like the front view. Excellent work!
acerr85 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
good work
Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Brilliant job.
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