|A C-130 similar to this one, can be modified for reconnaissance|
|Role||Military reconnaissance aircraft|
|National origin||United States|
|Primary user||United States Air Force|
|Developed from||Lockheed C-130 Hercules|
The Lockheed RC-130 Hercules are variants of the C-130 Hercules designed for photographic or electronic reconnaissance missions.
On 2 September 1958, C-130A-II 56-0528 was shot down after it intruded into Soviet airspace during a reconnaissance mission along the Turkish-Armenian border.