This new MC-130J left for Kadena on 19 March 2015 (Image © Andrew McCurtie / Lockheed Martin)

Three more Hercules aircraft for US Air Force

Lockheed Martin delivered three additional Hercules aircraft to the US Air Force last week, in three different configurations.

First out on 19 March was a MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker for the AFSOC 353rd Special Operations Group at Kadena Airbase in Japan. Also on 19 March a HC-130J for the US Coast Guard was ferried to Greenville, South Carolina, for post-production modifications and a paint job. The USCG expects this aircraft in 2016.

Finally, on 24 March a HC-130J Combat King II personnel recovery aircraft went to the 347th Rescue Group at Moody AFB in Georgia.

Source: Lockheed Martin
Featured image (top): This new MC-130J left for Kadena on 19 March 2015 (Image © Andrew McCurtie / Lockheed Martin)

The HC-130J on its way to the paint job on 19 March 2015. The aircraft will be delivered to the US Coast Guard in 2016  (Image © Andrew McCurtie / Lockheed Martin)
The HC-130J on its way to the paint job on 19 March 2015. The aircraft will be delivered to the US Coast Guard in 2016 (Image © Andrew McCurtie / Lockheed Martin)
This new HC-130J Combat King II left for Moody AFB on 24 March 2015  (Image © Todd R. McQueen / Lockheed Martin)
This new HC-130J Combat King II left for Moody AFB on 24 March 2015 (Image © Todd R. McQueen / Lockheed Martin)