Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)

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RichardIC
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)

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I still don't think we've had confirmed what the "new capabilities" are have we?

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Perhaps because the operations of 47 Squadron are mostly secret.

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Jensy
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules (RAF)

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On the other side of the Atlantic, some rather unconventional trials for the the C-130 in the next 17 months:

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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/air- ... -17-months

Although paywalled what caught my eye was the final 'freebie' line suggesting that the conversion could be made with only 'minor modifications'.

P.S: nearly cracked up seeing Richard's above post from only two years ago.

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The full article clarifies the demo should happen 'no later than February 2023' due to the initial publishing date, but it wasn't stated when the 17-month clock actually started so it could be a shade earlier.

MC-130J is the test bed, but they're looking at exploting it across the C-130 enterprise including options for exports.

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