Firstly let me begin with an apology as I cannot post this in the relevant thread - maybe a kind hearted Moderator can leave this up for long enough, or move it over for me.
I have noticed some issues with the C130J that I simply cannot ignore anymore being from an Air Force background.
The severe lack of thrust in the IF C130 - it struggles to even taxi at 25% throttle, these machines are well known and used for their short take off ability and the insane amount of thrust the 4 RollsRoyce engines can kick out. That teamed with the increased number of the improved props gives it a great thrust to weight ratio.
Max TO weight/MLW - this is the same number, factually incorrect as a landing weight is always higher than the TOW, the C130J max take off is 165,000lbs or a little under 75,000kg.
It would be massive if these were corrected so the Herc was more realistic and easier for those who’re less experienced flying it - this could be a couple of reasons as to why it has lost its popularity.
I welcome your thoughts and comments, but this isn’t a witch hunt and I didn’t want to offend anyone - so apologies if anyone is offended by any of this content.