The C-130 is a four-engine cargo airplane, which is capable of executing various missions. It is one of the most important US aircraft and it is in service in about 40 countries due to its resilience and reliability. The Hellenic C-130s carry out the majority of the air transportations in Greece and are also deployed in humanitarian and fire fighting missions. The C-130 has been in service in the Hellenic Air Force for many years (since1975). Hellenic C-130s belong to the 356 Squadron “Hercules”, which is based in Elefsis airport (112 Combat Wing). They wear the four-color “Vietnam” camouflage.
- Crew: 5
- Engine: C-130B Allison T-56-A7, C-130H Allison T-56-A-15, 4,058 hp.
- Wing Span: 40.4 m
- Length: 29.8 m
- Maximum Speed: 621 km/hour
- Service Ceiling (loaded): 7.000m or 23,000 ft
- Service Ceiling (empty): 10.000m or 33,000 ft