CC-130J Hercules

Aircraft
Overview

The CC-130J Hercules tactical airlifter is used for a wide range of missions, including troop transport, tactical airlift and aircrew training.

It can land and airdrop heavy loads of equipment, supplies and personnel into hostile environments. The J‑model Hercules can operate from unpaved airstrips in active operations and carry up to 92 fully equipped paratroopers or 128 passengers.

The J‑model is the newest Hercules model flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Length 34.37 m
Wingspan 40.38 m
Height 11.81 m
Maximum gross weight 79,380 kg
Maximum speed 660 km/h
Range 6,852 km
Location Trenton, Ont.
This aircraft is used for Transport

News

Group photo of the members on Exercise COOPERACION VII

Exercise COOPERAÇION means multinational success

The Canadian Armed Forces visited Colombia (South America) from 30 August to 11 September 2021 to participate in Exercise COOPERAÇION.
November 15, 2021

A big four-engine propeller aircraft sits on the tarmac while the sun sets behind it.

A little bit of Hercules history

The Hercules has served Canada and Canadians quite well throughout its long and diverse history, carrying just about anything and everything, supporting SAR missions, and conducting air-to-air refuelling.
November 17, 2020

Many people wearing different kinds of military uniforms and masks stand on a runway. Three of those people, who are wearing green camouflage uniforms, are using thermometers to take the temperature of two people wearing dark blue uniforms and blue berets.

RCAF to continue United Nations support out of Uganda in 2021

The RCAF’s 436 Transport Squadron, based at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, is providing support to the United Nations’ Cross Mission Logistics Operations in Uganda.
November 16, 2020

Three aircraft flying in formation in a blue sky. The middle aircraft has propellers and is much bigger that the other two on its sides, which are jet fighters.

The Mighty Hercules celebrates 60 years in the RCAF

When Lockheed engineers and designers created the Hercules aircraft in the 1950s, it’s doubtful that they had any idea how versatile and iconic the plane would turn out to be and that it would one day celebrate 60 years of service in the RCAF.
October 14, 2020

A big green and grey helicopter sits on rocks in an Arctic setting.

Vikings in the North: 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron’s first search and rescue mission

450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron was called upon to rescue people stranded on a small island in the Hudson Bay, near Puvirnituq, Québec.
July 29, 2020

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