Lockheed C130

USAF C-130E
Role Military transport aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Lockheed
Lockheed Martin
First flight 23 August 1954
Status In service
Primary users United States Air Force
United States Marine Corps
Royal Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Produced 1954–present
Number built Over 2,500 as of 2015
Unit cost
C-130E $11.9 million
C-130H $30.1 million
    SPECIFICATIONS
  • Crew: five (two pilots, navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster)
  • Capacity:
    • C-130E/H/J cargo hold: length, 40 feet (12.19 m); width, 119 inches (3.02 m); height, 9 feet (2.74 m). Rear ramp: length, 123 inches (3.12 m); width, 119 inches (3.02 m)
    • C-130J-30 cargo hold: length, 55 feet (16.76 m); width, 119 inches (3.02 m); height, 9 feet (2.74 m). Rear ramp: length, 123 inches (3.12 m); width, 119 inches (3.02 m)
    • 92 passengers or
    • 64 airborne troops or
    • 74 litter patients with 5 medical crew or
    • 6 pallets or
    • 2–3 Humvees or
    • 2 M113 armored personnel carriers
  • Payload: 45,000 lb (20,400 kg)
  • Length: 97 ft 9 in (29.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in (40.4 m)
  • Height: 38 ft 3 in (11.6 m)
  • Wing area: 1,745 ft² (162.1 m²)
  • Empty weight: 75,800 lb (34,400 kg)
  • Useful load: 72,000 lb (33,000 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 155,000 lb (70,300 kg)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Allison T56-A-15 turboprops, 4,590 shp (3,430 kW) each
  • Propellers: 4 propellers
    • Propeller diameter: 13.5 ft (4.1 m)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 320 knots (366 mph, 592 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,060 m)
  • Cruise speed: 292 kts (336 mph, 540 km/h)
  • Range: 2,050 nmi (2,360 mi, 3,800 km)
  • Service ceiling: 33,000 ft (10,060 m) empty;23,000 ft (7,077 m) with 42,000 pounds (19,090 kilograms) payload ()
  • Rate of climb: 1,830 ft/min (9.3 m/s)
  • Takeoff distance: 3,586 ft (1,093 m) at 155,000 lb (70,300 kg) max gross weight; 1,400 ft (427 m) at 80,000 lb (36,300 kg) gross weight

Airbus A400M

Role Strategic/tactical airlift
Manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space
First flight 11 December 2009
Introduction 2013
Status In service
Primary users French Air Force
German Air Force
Royal Air Force
Turkish Air Force
See Operators below for others
Produced 2007–present
Number built 31
Unit cost
€152.4m

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Crew: 3 or 4 (2 pilots, 3rd optional, 1 loadmaster)
  • Capacity: 37,000 kg (81,600 lb)
    • 116 fully equipped troops / paratroops,
    • up to 66 stretchers accompanied by 25 medical personnel
    • cargo compartment: width 4.00-metre (13.12 ft) x height 3.85-metre (12.6 ft) x length 17.71-metre (58.1 ft) (without ramp 5.40-metre (17.7 ft))
  • Length: 45.1 m (148 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 42.4 m (139 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 225.1 m2 (2,423 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 76,500 kg (168,654 lb) ; operating weight
  • Gross weight: 120,000 kg (264,555 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 141,000 kg (310,852 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 50,500 kg (111,300 lb) internal fuel
  • Max landing weight: 123,000 kg (271,200 lb)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Europrop TP400-D6 turboprop, 8,200 kW (11,000 hp) each
  • Propellers: 8-bladed Ratier-Figeac FH385 and FH386 variable pitch tractor propellers with feathering and reversing capability (FH385 anticlockwise on engines 2 and 4, FH386 clockwise on engines 1 and 3), 5.3 m (17 ft 5 in) diameter

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 781 km/h (485 mph; 422 kn) at 9,450 m (31,000 ft)
  • Initial cruise altitude: 9,000 m (29,000 ft) at MTOW
  • Range: 3,300 km (2,051 mi; 1,782 nmi) at max payload (long range cruise speed; reserves as per MIL-C-5011A)
    • Range at 30-tonne payload: 4,500 km (2,450 nmi)
    • Range at 20-tonne payload: 6,400 km (3,450 nmi)
  • Ferry range: 8,700 km (5,406 mi; 4,698 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 12,200 m (40,026 ft)
  • Tactical takeoff distance: 980 m (3,215 ft), aircraft weight 100 tonnes (98 long tons; 110 short tons), soft field, ISA, sea level
  • Tactical landing distance: 770 m (2,530 ft) (as above)
  • Turning radius (ground): 28.6 m
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