Vehicle ID: That’s not a C-130J, it’s still the old C-130H!

“When we add these modifications to all of our aircraft, we will greatly increase the reliability and performance of the C-130H, and the overall lethality of the United States Air Force.”-Colonel Justin Walrath, Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing

You can’t count on those eight bladed props to tell you that you’re looking at a C-130J Super Hercules anymore.  The following pics are an old school C-130H upgraded with C-130J engines, and a few other things.

The Wyoming Air National Guard is proud to be the first operator of the first C-130H upgraded with ‘J’ components.  Wyoming was chosen in 2008 to get and try out upgraded C-130Hs.

Most obvious are the ‘J’ style engines and air-screws (evil British empire Rolls-Royce T56 series 3.5/NP2000 props).  The modifications took place over 18 months at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

Initial testing took place at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  Supposedly the C-130H modifications mean various state National Guard units will save taxpayer money versus buying the C-130J.

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