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Lockheed C-130E Hercules of the 43rd Airlift Wing, United States Air Force
Lockheed C-130E Hercules of the 43rd Airlift Wing, United States Air Force

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a multipurpose military transport aircraft used by many different nations around the world. This is a list of the specific military units, as well as some civilian airlines, that fly it.

Africa

Algeria

Algerian Air Force
Algerian Air Force
Algerian Air Force

Angola

Angolan Air Force

Botswana

Botswana Air Force

Cameroon

Cameroon Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules 1989.
Cameroon Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules 1989.
Cameroon Air Force

Chad

Chad Air Force

Egypt

Egyptian Air Force
Egyptian Air Force

Ethiopia

Ethiopian Air Force

Gabon

Gabon Air Force

Libya

Libyan Air Force
Free Libyan Air Force

Morocco

Royal Moroccan Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Royal Moroccan Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Royal Moroccan Air Force

Niger

Niger Air Force

Nigeria

Nigerian Air Force

South Africa

A South African Air Force C-130 in 2011
A South African Air Force C-130 in 2011
South African Air Force

The South African Air Force has 12 C-130s. 7 C-130BZs were bought in 1963. The US donated 3 C-130Fs (retired) and 2 C-130Bs in 1997/98.

Sudan

Sudanese Air Force

Tunisia

Tunisian Air Force

Asia

Afghanistan

Afghan Air Force

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Air Force

Taiwan (Republic of China)

Republic of China Air Force

India

Indian Air Force C 130J Super Hercules
Indian Air Force C 130J Super Hercules
Indian Air Force

Indonesia

Indonesian Air Force
TNI-AU – 24 C-130B/C/H/H-30, 2 KC-130B

Iran

An Iranian C-130 Hercules in 2010
An Iranian C-130 Hercules in 2010
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force

Iraq

Iraqi Air Force

Israel

Israeli C-130 Hercules
Israeli C-130 Hercules
Israeli Air Force

Japan

C-130H of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force
C-130R of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
Japan Air Self-Defense Force

The Japan Defense Agency ordered the C-130H which was the newest model in 1981. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) purchased 16 in total to replace aging C-1 and YS-11P aircraft. The C-130Hs were received from 1984 to 1998.

JASDF C-130Hs were active in Iraq from 2004 to 2008. Two C-130Hs (95-1080 and 95-1083) have been equipped with aerial fuel-receiving and refueling functions, making them of KC-130H standard.[10][11] This provides the JASDF with the ability to refuel the UH-60J search and rescue helicopters of its Air Rescue Wing.

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

The JMSDF bought six used KC-130R aircraft that were in storage, having been previously operated by the US Marines. There was some speculation that they may be used as gunships with the Harvest HAWK kit.[12] In actuality they were purchased to replace three aging YS-11M/M-A aircraft of Air Transport Squadron 61.

Their air to air refueling equipment was removed, making them of C-130R standard. Corrosion repair was done and the aircraft were refitted with new landing gear supports, cargo door supports and center wing rainbow fittings. In addition to structural modifications, Japan received thirty overhauled T56-A-16 engines and digital cockpit upgrades to include a digital GPS. Regeneration of the first aircraft began in November 2012 and was planned to be completed by Fall 2013.[13] The six C-130Rs were supplied from 2014 to 2016.[14]

Jordan

Lockheed C-130H Hercules Royal Jordanian Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules Royal Jordanian Air Force
Royal Jordanian Air Force

Kuwait

Kuwait Air Force

Malaysia

Royal Malaysian Air Force

Oman

Royal Air Force of Oman C-130H
Royal Air Force of Oman C-130H
Royal Air Force of Oman

Pakistan

Pakistan Air Force

Philippines

Servicemen unload a Philippine C-130 bringing relief supplies to Panay Island following Typhoon Frank
Servicemen unload a Philippine C-130 bringing relief supplies to Panay Island following Typhoon Frank
Philippine Air Force

Qatar

Qatar Emiri Air Force
A RSAF C-130
A RSAF C-130

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Saudi Arabia Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Royal Saudi Air Force
Armed Forces Medical Services

Singapore

A Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 Hercules over Darwin International Airport
Republic of Singapore Air Force

Korea

Republic of Korea Air Force

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Air Force

Thailand

Royal Thai Air Force

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Air Force

Yemen

Yemen Air Force

Europe

Austria

Austrian Air Force

Belgium

Belgian Air Component

Denmark

Royal Danish Air Force

France

Lockheed C-130H30 Armée de l'Air at Paris Le Bourget IAP in August 2012.
Lockheed C-130H30 Armée de l'Air at Paris Le Bourget IAP in August 2012.
French Air and Space Force

The squadron will receive another C-130J-30 in 2019 The Air Force also has two KC-130J in order from the US Air Force

Greece

Greek Air Force C-130H Hercules
Greek Air Force C-130H Hercules
Hellenic Air Force

Italy

Italian Air Force operated 14 Lockheed C-130H Hercules from 1972 until 2001[22]

Netherlands

Royal Netherlands Air Force
Royal Netherlands Air Force
Royal Netherlands Air Force

Norway

Royal Norwegian Air Force

Poland

Polish Air Force

Portugal

Portuguese Air Force

Romania

Romanian Air Force

Sweden

Swedish Air Force
Sweden has operated eight C-130 aircraft (locally designated the Tp 84), originally delivered as C-130Es beginning in February 1965. They were upgraded to C-130H standard in the 1980s and are assigned to Skaraborg Air Force Wing (F 7), 3 Transportflygenhet based at Såtenäs. The first aircraft delivered as withdrawn from service on 9 June 2014, with the second scheduled to follow shortly.[25]

Turkey

Turkish Air Force Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Turkish Air Force Lockheed C-130E Hercules
Turkish Air Force

All C-130 aircraft in Turkish service were to begin a 56-month upgrade by Turkish Aerospace Industries termed the Erciyes Program. Two are to be done directly at TAI while the remainder will be upgraded by the Air Force under TAI oversight. Primary aim of the upgrade is to improve the avionics with 17 new systems and five upgraded ones. Turkish content in both hardware and software has been increased to reduce long term costs.[26]

United Kingdom

Royal Air Force Hercules C.3
Royal Air Force Hercules C.3
Royal Air Force
Met Office

North America

Canada

Canadian Armed Forces Air Command/Royal Canadian Air Force

Honduras

Honduras Air Force

Mexico

Mexican Air Force C-130K
Mexican Air Force

United States

United States Air Force
United States Air National Guard
United States Coast Guard
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy

South America

Argentine KC-130H Hercules
Argentine KC-130H Hercules
Brazilian Air Force Hercules
Colombian Air Force Hercules with special livery for the 2012 Royal International Air Tattoo air show
Colombian Air Force Hercules with special livery for the 2012 Royal International Air Tattoo air show

Argentina

Argentine Air Force

Bolivia

Bolivian Air Force

Brazil

Brazilian Air Force

In 2001 FAB obtained ten ex-Italian Air Force, (AMI) C-130H models, which were replaced in Italian AMI service by new C-130J's.[27]

Chile

Chilean Air Force

Colombia

Colombian Air Force

Ecuador

Ecuadorian Air Force

Uruguay

Uruguayan C-130B Hercules
Uruguayan C-130B Hercules
Uruguayan Air Force

Venezuela

Venezuelan Air Force

Oceania

A C-130H of the Royal New Zealand Air Force
A C-130H of the Royal New Zealand Air Force

Australia

Main article: Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Australian service

Royal Australian Air Force
Country Fire Authority

New Zealand

Royal New Zealand Air Force

Civilian operators

Germany

Wirtschaftsflug

Ireland

Air Contractors

South Africa

Safair

Switzerland

Zimex Aviation

United States

Lynden Air Cargo

United States

International Air Response

United States

Prescott Support 3 L-100's;

Chery Aviation
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Neptune Aviation Services

Former users

Canada

Pacific Western Airlines
First Air

Peru

Peruvian Air Force

Spain

Spanish Air Force KC-130H Hercules
Spanish Air Force KC-130H Hercules
Spanish Air Force

United States

Delta Air Lines

South Vietnam

Republic of Vietnam Air Force

See also

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