C-130J-30 crews view point.
@HercDriver206 Do you know the reasoning behind the patchwork paint jobs on RAF J-models?
I’ve always thought it made them look older than other similarly aged Hercs.
But never the less, we really do need the J-30 so the EAF can live out the final glory days of the Herc within the RAF.
Evening @Jetcentric, the patch work is protective paint, applied during Op Herrick to reinforce weaker parts of the frame, more susceptible to damage during natural surface operations (landing on sand or gravel).
I can’t think of a better send off for type in IF. It would very much improve our fleet, making operations more authentic.
Comet 100 - ZH875 (RAF Brize Norton) back from the dead this evening. Courtesy of RAF Photogs and 206 Sqn.
Please can we have the wonderful C-130J-30 C4 in the sim. It’s the king of the RAF’s transport fleet.
Great video, displaying the RAF’s remaining C-130J fleet. Would be awesome to have the C4 livery added in game to the C-130J-30. To complete the fleet and have it represented in Infinite Flight.
As Commander of European Air Force for GAF, we would really appreciate the community’s support on this feature. To have some more variety of livery’s for alternative models that are not commercial aircraft.
Different view of C-130J C4, in the shed at EGVN with 47 Sqn Engineering Section.
Shots courtesy of the RAF Photogs.
Please consider, if you have a spare vote, thanks.
I hope they add this livery it’s badly needed
Agreed, it would be really nice to have a complete fleet. Furthermore a great way to preserve the memory, of this exceptional RAF workhorse.
Would appreciate your support for this. We have 2x RAF livery’s for C-130J C5, however would love to see the C4 in game too.
Another fantastic shot of the C-130J-30 C4, conducting a Flypast over RAF Valley 🏴.
This would look awesome in the sim.
Some cracking snaps, from RAF photographers - of C-130J C4 ops in the Falklands / Antarctic, during Exercise Austral Endurance.
please show some love, for RAF’s C-130J-30!
Great photo of the C4 by the RAF Photographers, this livery would be a excellent / unique addition to the sim, bringing some variety to additional aircraft liveries.
Ever wondered what Night Air to Air Refuelling looks like, from a RAF C-130J C4?
Would be awesome to replicate that in game. Images courtesy of the RAF Photographers.
Some great photos of RAF C-130J-30’s flying, in low level area 17 (Lake District) this week, sent to me by the LFA17 Spotters Group on FB. You can find GAF flying low level this week in the Hercules, replicating similar sorties throughout the UK.
We would greatly appreciate the C4 Livery in game.
Great photo of the ZH867 last week, low level in the Lake District. This would make a excellent addition to sim. Providing unique livery apart from commercial aircraft ones, regularly updated in game.
We here at EAF, would love to have the C4 in game, to complete our Hercules fleet and preserve its memory. As it is due to retire next year in March.
On this day 26 years ago the C-130J Hercules performed its first flight.
The Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems.
The C-130J is the newest version of the C-130 Hercules and the only model in production. As of February 2018, 400 C-130J aircraft were delivered to 17 nations. By July 2021, 450 C-130J were delivered with 26 operators in 22 countries.
Externally similar to the classic Hercules in general appearance, the J-model features considerably updated technology. These differences include new Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprop engines with Dowty R391 composite scimitar propellers, digital avionics (including head-up displays (HUDs) for each pilot), and reduced crew requirements. These changes have improved performance over its C-130E/H predecessors, such as 40% greater range, 21% higher maximum speed, and 41% shorter takeoff distance. The J-model is available in a standard-length or stretched -30 variant.
Image courtesy of RAF Photogs