The KC-130 is a aerial refilling version of the C-130J. It features 2 ways to refuel, aerial refueling and ground refueling. I am only requesting the aerial refueling because on the ground you can fill up whenever you want.
Maximum cruise altitude: FL280
Maximum speed: 362 knots
Range: 2,385 NM
Capacity: 42,000 lbs or 19,051 kg
Length: 97ft 9in
Wingspan: 132ft 9in
Height: 38ft 10in
Empty weight: 75,962 lbs
Maximum takeoff weight: 175,000 lbs
All info above and the picture can be found Here
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This would be an interesting one, in real life the F-14 and F-18C used the drogue system which requires the refueling boom on the receiving aircraft to be flown into the basket led by the tanker. I don’t know how complicated adding such a system would be but if it is possible this is something worth voting for. The herc can only go so fast which makes refueling even more fun!
My word, it just goes to show how much Air-To-Air refueling has improved over the years.
Then again, CLHD did stick it in there. It’s hard as hell for me.
This would be another cool feature to add for sure.
This one would be cute with the F/A-18
This is so needed because of the F-18 rework
Great to see more support for the C-130. Could I kindly request that this be directed towards the C-130 rework thread, as this would be beneficial to the support of that feature.
Furthermore being a part of the C-130J community in my line of work, working alongside many C-130J operator nations. Your statement regarding refuelling isn’t completely accurate.
All C-130J’s can be configured to conduct ALARP (Air Landed Aircraft Refuelling Point) which when they can be used as mobile refuelling point for other fixed wing / helicopter platforms (Except specialised models). Furthermore they can further be modified to provide AAR basket based capability, for said operator.
I really appreciate your support for Bert as we could do with a rework in game. As the model is only scratching the surface of it’s true potential.
I had this topic approved by a mod but if it is needed I can have it closed
That’s completely fine, it’s your decision. However it’s just my opinion, that this could assist the rework feature better. At the core the C-130 model doesn’t really vary between variants, more so it just has different mission/role fits employeed to do a variety of tasks.
Therefore I feel if a rework would be implemented, that KC-130J and many other variants of the versatile airframe be implemented together, being not so dissimilar.