December 5, 2013 (by Lieven Dewitte) - A Super Hercules designated for Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., was ferried today from the Lockheed Martin plant in Georgia.
An MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker was ferried December 5, 2013 from the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta, Georgia, to Kirtland AFB, where it will be assigned to the 415th SOS. This MC-130J (11-5735) is the 200th C-130J Super Hercules delivered to the US Government,. [Lockheed Martin photo by Thinh D. Nguyen]
This MC-130J has the distinction of being the 200th C-130J Super Hercules delivered to the U.S. Government, which is the largest Super Hercules operator.
MC-130J Commando II is a special operations versatile multi-mission tactical airlifter. Assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command, it delivers increased combat performance to the warfighter with its more powerful engines and MC-130J-unique features. Formerly known as the Combat Shadow II, the aircraft supports such missions as in-flight refueling, infiltration/exfiltration, and aerial delivery and resupply of special operations forces.