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C-130 Hercules Projects

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"Further development of the US medium sized military STOL transports, the Boeing
YC-14 and the MDD YC-15 was stopped, although their qualities had been widely
praised before. Testing of the two jet powered designs had revealed, that performance
gains compared to their turbo-prop predecessors weren't sufficient with regards to the
accruing costs. Now Lockheed tries to take advantage of the situation of its com-
petitors. Two proposals based on the C-130 Hercules were made to the Pentagon:
First, the C-130 WBS with bigger fuselage diameter and a maximum payload of 37,650
kg, snd second the C-130 VLS with longer range and a high cruising speed of 740
km/h. Both types shall be powered by the Allison M-70 or M-71 turbo-prop engines,
which are under development in the moment. "
 

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Interesting, haven't seen the Super Herc with a T-tail before and especially
not with the "Roman" nose !
 

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Many thanks to you my dear Jemiba,


and for Allysonca,what a beauty bird,and what was the AWACS aircraft Model ?.
 

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DOUGLAS ASW proposal... swept wings. I dont recall the Design number so I'll see what I can find. Only thing i disliked about it was that it was too small. Never have seen another.
 

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OHHH the Awacs... a Douglas 1904 Design.... there dis a thread for it on the forum.
 

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Many thanks to you Allysonca.
 

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I am very keen to obtain a good quality three view of the Lockheed L-100-50 (60?) stretch Hercules. I know there was one on this site, from Air Enthusiast or Air International, but the image is small. And, i do not have that particular copy, either. Does anyone have a good 3-view of this aircraft? Thanks.
 

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allysonca said:
How about this one....... from the collection.
A jet version C-130, incorporating AMST technology seemed a logical step!
 

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Artist's impression of Lockheed Martin LM-100J.

The LM-100J looks much like its military C-130J Super Hercules counterpart. The main difference is the lack of lower windows under the windscreen, which allows the C-130J pilots to look ahead and down to see drop zones.
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http://www.codeonemagazine.com/article.html?item_id=140&sf3798234=1
 

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Here's the L-400 twin as presented in the January-March 1977 issue of Lockheed's Service News publication.

I have found that we already have a topic dedicated to this particular project, so perhaps a split of this one here may be in order?
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1750.0
 

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And from Lockheed magazine, Service News,


here is the C-130 SS (Stretch STOL).
 

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
According to Chris Reed (C-130 Hercules and its variants, Schiffer)
C-130 WBS was proposed in 1984 and stood for Wide Body Section; it used new GE34 engines.
The C-130 WBS is much earlier than that. Like the C-130 VLS in its earliest form and the L-100-50/-60B, it was introduced five years earlier, as evidenced by this article from Lockheed's Service News dated July-September 1979:
 

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The LM-100J: One Plane. Many Capabilities.

Published on Feb 24, 2015

We delivered more than 100 L-100s from the 1960's through the 90's. Several are still in operation today, performing missions no other commercial airlifter can perform. It's been said that only a Herc can replace a Herc. Enter the new LM-100J Super Hercules. All the proven features of the L-100, combined with the technological advancements of the C-130J.

http://youtu.be/DQgqqrvBRek
 

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Hi,


this drawing is very close to Lockheed C-130 ?.


http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a124264.pdf
 

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I think this was just a drawing to illustrate the study of the paper and as such I would not be inclined to consider this as a Lockheed project. May be we should have a different place for this sort of illustrations, like we have for Patents.
 

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With respect to Hercules variants, does anyone have information on the BAC 222 which was a very stol version with Tynes for NMBR-4?
 

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Patience, patience. Your patience will be rewarded.

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ECX-130
In the early 1980s, engineers at the then-Lockheed-Georgia Company proposed a common aircraft design that could be used for both the US Navy’s TACAMO (Take Charge And Move Out) submarine communications mission and as a new tanker for the Marine Corps. This aircraft, called ECX-130 and KCX-130, was based around the basic C-130 fuselage design, but featured three CFM-56 turbofan engines—including one in the T-tail—and a supercritical wing. The ECX-130 (shown here) featured four TACAMO system operators and rest area seats and bunks for eight people. The KCX-130 would have featured two 3,600 gallon fuselage fuel tanks (versus the one in the existing KC-130F/R/T tankers) and aft petal doors similar to the C-141 StarLifter. Neither the ECX-130 nor the KCX-130 was built.


Posted: 26 May 2015

Source: http://www.codeonemagazine.com/gallery_slideshow.html?item_id=4273
 

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Amazing find my dear Rolf.
 

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This may not fit here but on December 11, 2015 Lockheed Martin delivered its 2,500th production Hercules – an HC-130J Combat King II (13-5782), marking 59 years of continuous production. The first Hercules delivered was a C-130A (53-3129) and it was delivered on December 9, 1956.
What an amazing aircraft the C-130 Hercules is! -SP
 

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Nice find my dear Flateric.
 

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Excellent!!, many thanks

Flateric, could you post the publication year for this AW&ST particular issue?

I undertstand that this was Lockheed's rival design for what became the Boeing E-6 Mercury.
 

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Grey Havoc said:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-force-study-finds-operational-lasers-for-ac-130-432355/
 

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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheed-martin-rolls-out-first-lm-100j-434020/
 

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Press photo of Lockheed C-130 AWACS concept wind-tunnel model from 1982 found on eBay.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orig-Lockheed-press-photo-C-130-Hercules-AWACS-concept-wind-tunnel-model-1982-/142277952276?hash=item21206d4314:g:pv8AAOSwax5Yoeyp
 

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Published on Mar 29, 2017

In 2017, Lockheed Martin will unveil the newest member of the C-130J Super Hercules family: the LM-100J commercial freighter. This series follows pivotal production milestones of the first LM-100J. Learn more about the LM-100J: http://lmt.co/2llJPzW

https://youtu.be/qWSW4Ixt5LE
 

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Company advertising basically, little meat on the bones of that.
 

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"First Look First LM100J First Flight.mp4"

Published on Jun 30, 2017

In early 2017, Lockheed Martin unveiled the newest member of the C-130J Super Hercules family: the LM-100J commercial freighter. This series follows pivotal production milestones of the first LM-100J. Learn more about the LM-100J: http://lmt.co/2llJPzW

https://youtu.be/dpxdGC5BH38
 

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Hi,

after I got the book; C-130 Hercules,A Story (534 page),but I didn't find anything about
this Project,even a drawing from Internet or anther books is nothing to this moment ?.

(See very first post of this thread)
 

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From Le Fana 191,

the Lockheed C-130 AEW Model.
 

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Ugliest Hercules ever.
 
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