The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The C-130 was used to evacute US forces and during the withdrawal of US forces from Vietnam from 1972 - 1975.
|Primary Function:||Tactical and intratheater airlift|
|Built By||Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company|
|Speed||345 mph/318 ktas (Mach 0.52) at 20,000 feet (6,060 meters)|
|Ceiling||33,000 feet (10,000 meters) with 45,000 pounds (17,716 kilograms) payload|
Information and picture courtesy of Far From Glory web site http://www.farfromglory.com/aircraft.htm.