February 16, 2012 (by Peter Simmons) - The 15th C-130J delivered to the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess AFB since 2010, Dyess AFB will have the distinction of being home to the largest C-130J fleet in the world when it receives its 28th Super Hercules aircraft in 2013.
USAF C-130J aircraft 08-5684 for a Dyess delivery by Maj Gen Reed on Feb 16, 2012 at Marietta, Georgia.
“The C-130J is the most versatile airlifter in the world,” said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin, vice president for C-130 programs. “Since the J-model was first introduced, it has been the workhorse of airlift worldwide. This milestone is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the C-130 enterprise.”
Last month Lockheed Martin delivered the 2,400th C-130 built to U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command. The C-130 production line in Marietta is the longest continuously operating military aircraft production line in history.