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The C-130 Hercules has been transporting things for over 50 years. It is the transport military aircraft that has been used the longest. It can carry up to 42,000 pounds of cargo.

Here are 10 things that can be transported by the C-130 Hercules:

  1. Tanks

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2. Boats

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3. Missiles

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4. Fire Retardant Tanks

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5. Firetrucks

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6. Tactical Trucks

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7. Fuel trucks

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8. Jeeps (Humvees)

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9. Relief Supplies

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10.Β  Our Troops

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Note:Β  All pictures are public domain photos from Wikimedia Commons.

15 thoughts on “10 Things the C-130 Hercules can transport

  1. They can also be used to transport medical evacuees from our military bases around the globe. I accompanied my husband when he was evacuated from Germany. Make sure to bring a good pair of ear plugs.

  2. wow im doing research on the C130 hercules plane because its so far my favorite plane… this gave me a bit of information so thanks!

  3. Thanks! Im really looking forward to reading your book about the C130 Hercules! I really love planes but I don’t have a specific plane I love more than the C 130 and its dream of mine to actually fly one some day πŸ˜€

      1. Thank you! And uh about the book you wrote about it is it mostly pics?

  4. I severed in the Air Force ’71-’75 as aircraft mechanic and assigned to C-130s. stationed at Elmendorf AFB Anchorage, AL Most supported the radar sites along the Aleution Chain. We had a few with skis and had temporary duty in Sondrestrom Greenland. We had two radar sites on the ice cape and fly supplies to them nearly ever day. Heck of a plane, land on short runways or ice.

    1. Welcome to my website Stan. Thank you for your service. The more I researched the C130, the more I realized how very special it was. πŸ™‚

    2. I served as an air traffic controller in the AF 1966-1970. First 2 years at Sewart AFB TN where C130 pilots trained for Vietnam Nam. So we’re the controllers. I somehow ended up at Sondrestrom AB. We had several C130s with the skis that resupplied those radar sites and they flew all year if memory serves. But the most impressive thing about those Herky Birds were the JATO bottles they all had built into the rear end. I never saw them take off using them but I did see a few crews light them up doing a low approach signifying last mission to the ice. Quite against the rules but what a sight!!!

  5. I flew JC 130s (B and H) in Hickham Field in 1967 to 1971. We were an aerial recovery squadron catching spy satellite film canisters which were immediately carried to presidents etc ( Eisehower, Johnson, Macnamara etal) who based their war strategy on these. Later the job went to helicopters trapping film taken by drones

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