Lockheed HC-130P 'Hercules'

Notes: HC-130H modified to aerial refuel helicopters.
  Base model:C-130
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
  Modified Mission:Search and Rescue
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  Length: 98' 9" 29.7 m
  Height:38' 3" 11.6 m
  Wingspan: 132' 7" 40.4 m
  Wingarea: 1,745.0 sq ft 162.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 72,611 lb 32,930 kg
  Max Weight: 155,000 lb 70,294 kg

  No. of Engines: 4
  Powerplant: Allison T56-A-15
  Horsepower (each): 4508

  Range: 2,356 miles 3,793 km
  Cruise Speed: 345 mph 555 km/h 300 kt
  Max Speed: 374 mph 602 km/h 325 kt
  Climb: 1,820 ft/min 554 m/min
  Ceiling: 33,000 ft 10,058 m

Operators (Past and Present)
USAF 1st FW Patrick AFB FL
USAF 106th Rescue Francis S Gabreski IAP NY
USAF 129th Rescue Moffett Federal Airfield CA
USAF 939th Rescue Portland iAP OR
USAF 939th Rescue Patrick AFB FL

Known serial numbers
65-0988, 65-0991 / 65-0994, 66-0211 / 66-0225


Recent comments by our visitors
 wiley Jones
 Clinton, MD
Thought I would remember the 39ARRS "King Rescue) provided major support to the Sontay Prison raid flying HC-130P/N while operating from Udorn RTAFB.
07/12/2008 @ 19:16 [ref: 21865]
 , GA
don't for get 6594 th test group in HI also operated them
11/29/2007 @ 08:23 [ref: 18719]
 , GA
Here is a short history of the 39th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron which also flew the HC-130P. I served in the unit from 9/69 until 9/70 while it was based in Tuy Hoa, RVN.

16 Jan 67: Activated at Udorn RTAFB. Absorbed assets of Det 1, 37 ARRS (5 or 6 HC-130). 8 Jun 67: 39 ARRS transferred to Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam Tuy Hoa, SVN. 16 Sep 70: 39 ARRS with 11 HC-130P transferred to Cam Ranh AB, Vietnam. Mar 72: 39 ARRS transferred to Korat RTAFB. 1 Apr 72: 39 ARRS inactivated and assets to Det 4, 3 ARRG.

08/21/2007 @ 05:06 [ref: 17700]
 , FL
There is still a HC-130/P unit at PAFB it's the 39th RQS part of the 920th RQW (formerly 920RQG and 301ST RQS) and has been here since before the AD moved to Moody. The unit was part of the 301st RQS until 99 then becmae a group and seperated the HH-60 and HC-130's into seperate Sqdrns 301st & 39th respectively. I have been in the unit since 1988 at Homestead AFB. Currently we also have 2 WC-130's that are no longer flying the weather mission and we use for pilot pro only. So all AD bubbas out there do not forget that the reserves and guard hold 60% of the rescue iron in the world.
04/25/2007 @ 12:42 [ref: 16298]
 Tim Coppn
 , CA
All HC-130H aircraft in the USAF have been modified to HC-130P standards as of 1991-92. These include those that have been further modified to MC-130P standards.
06/15/2006 @ 11:51 [ref: 13526]
 , NM
the unit at Patrick no longer exists. It moved to Moody AFB, 71st RQS (AFSOC) in the late 90's. Also, the 550 Special Operations Squadron (AETC) operates a few HC-130's to train aircrews...
06/24/2005 @ 18:32 [ref: 10572]
 , OR
I thought I'd add to your list of current HC-130Ps. HC-130Ps 64-8055, 63-8060, 64-8064, 64-8070, 64-8076. C-130E 63-8042 currently being modified to HC-130P standard. All Aircraft are currently assigned to the 303rd RQS, 939th Rescue Wing at Portland, Ore.
07/25/2001 @ 11:50 [ref: 2755]


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