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The HC-130J Combat King II: Combat Search and Rescue, Supersized

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When an American aircraft goes down, be it over a remote training ground or behind enemy lines, the Air Force's crack teams of pararescue forces jump into action. The new HC-130J Combat King II is the plane that delivers them when Blackhawks can't, even into active combat zones. (gizmodo.com) More...

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Zany4God
Zany4God 2
That others may live!
Derg
Roland Dent 1
Thanks for posting this.
firsq
Yvon Dionne 1
The HC-130J and her variants are amazing aircraft considering the longevity of this airframe. What a workhorse used the world over by many nations.
Derg
Roland Dent 1
chalet
chalet 1
Indeed their longevity is simply amazing that is why I wonder why they keep making them at $ 70 million a copy and yet at the same time there are hundreds of them basking in the sun at Davis Monthan AFB, just saying
Derg
Roland Dent 1
It would cost $70m plus to make em airworth with only a 50% reliability projection. Just like your Whirpool domestic appliance or any other machine.
chalet
chalet 1
No way, Jose, the Aussies donated four C-130Hs to Indonesia last year and sold them another five just recently and the refurbishing is being done in Australia prior to shipping out, being paid by Jackarta and the FA cost is quite less than the $ 70 mil you alleged.