Designed in 1951 for the US Air Force's Tactical Air Command, the C-130 set a new pattern for military transport aircraft. Previous types usually had piston engines, tailwheel landing gear and side doors.
The Hercules used turboprops for improved performance, a high-set wing to avoid encroaching on the cargo space and to provide excellent short take-off and landing capability, and a sturdy tricycle landing gear to allow it to operate from unpaved airstrips.
A sneak peak of our
c-130 HERCULES Profiles
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Here is a selection of our C-130 Hercules side profiles - We currently are updating the number of profile designs available in various configurations. They are available for online purchase via the facebook shop, or get in touch via the contact form for more info.
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A closer look at our HERCULES Profile
Our illustrations are an accurate representation of the actual aircraft design, printed using the finest material and best-in-breed printing technology to create a high-quality product you will treasure for years to come.
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did you know?
By 7 March 2013, the US company Lockheed Martin had produced 2,437 Hercules C-130 aircraft. The C-130 production line is the longest continuously operating military aircraft production line in history
A remarkable 70 countries operate C-130s, which have been produced in more than 70 different variants.
The Hercules made history as the largest, heaviest aircraft ever to land on and launch from an aircraft carrier, a distinction it earned in October 1963 as part of a test to assess its feasibility as a carrier onboard delivery aircraft.