THE C130 first flew in 1954, and no major changes to the basic airframe have been acted upon.
The 2 most numerous versions include the C-130E (491 built), C-130H (1089 built).
C-130A and Bs are all retired, and most of the European air arms operate C-130Hs.
The C-130J is the latest and greatest 4-prop lifter ever, featuring a full glass cockpit, new engines and improved performance and payload capability.
New improvements incluide AE2100 powered six-bladed, curved propellers. A strectched C-130J-30 is also for sale.
Other less popular variants include the C-130T,
-130F/R/T (Freighter, Recon,Tanker),
-130 Spectre Gunships,
DC-130 Drone Controller,
-130 Electronice Warfare,
-130 (test aircraft),
-130 Arctic Support with special skis,
-130 Special Forces,
-130 New special test a/c,
-130 VIP/Staff tansport,
-130 Weather recon.
-J variants are available for all aircraft.
[Edited 2004-12-09 12:39:38]