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HC-130J Combat King II

HC-130J Combat King II edited

The Lockheed Martin HC-130J Combat King II is the U.S. Air Force's only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform and is flown by the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and Air Combat Command (ACC). This C-130J variation specializes in tactical profiles and avoiding detection and recovery operations in austere environments.

Characteristics

  Primary
Function
Fixed-wing Personnel Recovery platform
  Maximum
Takeoff Weight
164,000 pounds (74,389 kilograms)
  Speed 316 knots indicated air speed at sea level
  Range Beyond 4,000 miles (3,478 nautical miles)
  Ceiling 33,000 feet (10,000 meters)
  Basic Crew Three officers (pilot, co-pilot, combat system officer) and two enlisted loadmasters