grimbob wrote:The US government are in the process of acquiring a former C-130J from the Royal Air Force to replace the older KC-130T 'Fat Albert' for the USN's Blue Angels logistic support role.
Oh yes you can...
shark bait wrote:lets get the one with rocket assistance, things look better with flames coming out the side (controlled flames)
France bought some of their Herc J's with refuelling kits (and we plan to keep some of our planes to 2030).
shark bait wrote:Can't put a Herc on a carrier though, and if you can base it close enough, just use the Herc!
Gabriele wrote: early reports of a 12-2 split, with the 2 short ones retained specifically to become tactical tankers.
It was understood that the SDSR 2015's vague promises about "longer range" for Special Forces helicopters would result in acquisition of AAR capability, but it doesn't look like it is actually going to happen.
The short-fuselage C-130s will be all gone out of service soon enough
Gabriele wrote:As far as i know, the tanker kit has only ever been integrated in the short fuselage C-130s.
It was only a very soft way of refuting "only ever"
err, how do you refuel helicopters from jets?
Little J wrote:shark bait wrote:Can't put a Herc on a carrier though
Sorry, had to be done
Lord Jim wrote:Didn't they use the rocket packs for the take off during the trials/experiments
Timmymagic wrote: with the sale of 3 short fuselaged C.5's to Bangladesh and the USMC that means we're down to a total of 18
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