South Korea Super Hercules

Artwork by Brian Kinder

The Republic of Korea ordered four C-130J Super Hercules transports on 2 December 2010. South Korea’s new Super Hercules, which will feature the longer, or stretched, fuselage, is the combat delivery variant of the C-130J. All four aircraft will be delivered in 2014. The contract also contains a two-year support program that includes aircrew and maintenance training. South Korea will become the fifteenth country to operate the C-130J. The Republic of Korea Air Force currently operates a total of eight C-130H Hercules and stretched C-130H-30 aircraft, which are assigned to the 251st Tactical Air Support Squadron at Busan-Gimhae AB in Pusan.

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