The most equipped transport aircraft in the world is the C-130 Hercules, which is a medium-sized tactical transport aircraft with four-engine propeller engines. Since the 1950s, the C-130 has joined the US military. The latest model is the C-130J. Super Hercules. The C-130 is developed by Lockheed Martin. This transport aircraft has a very powerful field take-off and landing capability. It can land on non-paved field runways, and can even take off and land on beaches or other tidal flats.
The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft of the United States National Guard can also take off and land on the ice runway in Antarctica. Every year, the C-130 transport aircraft of the United States National Guard will fly to Antarctica for training activities in the extreme cold environment, thereby gaining access to high dimensions Combat capability.
In addition to a large number of US military equipment, the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has also been exported to many countries and regions, including Bangladesh.
According to Russian media reports, on November 5, the radar in the Russian Far East issued a warning. A C-130 transport aircraft of the Air Force suffered a dual-engine parking failure and immediately issued a distress signal, and the Russian military ordered full rescue. This time Bangladesh’s C-130 Hercules transport aircraft chose the nearest airport to land.
The Russian Air Force and local air traffic control opened a special air channel for the C-130. The Khabarovsk Airport in the Far East of Russia also sounded the alarm. Fire trucks were waiting on the connecting lane between the taxiway and the runway.
In the end, Bangladesh’s C-130 Hercules transport aircraft made a forced landing with the failure of both engines. This accident did not cause any casualties on board, and there was no loss of personnel or property on the ground. Under normal circumstances, Russian air defense forces have very strict control over the air situation, because American military aircraft often appear in the Russian Far East, including various reconnaissance aircraft, in addition to strategic bombers such as B-1B and B-52H. For this strategic deterrent cruise operation, Russia has deployed a large number of forces in the Far East. In addition to S400 air defense missiles, there are fighters such as Su-35 and MiG-31BM.
Judging from the forced landing after the dual-engine failure of the Bangladesh C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, the strength of Lockheed Martin’s C-130 Hercules medium tactical transport aircraft is very strong. Previously, a U.S. Marine Corps KC- The 130J Hercules transport aircraft once achieved an emergency landing on farmland.
At that time, the two engines on the right side of the transport aircraft were crashed by F-35B fighter jets. However, the KC-130J transport aircraft was still able to achieve an emergency landing, and there were no casualties. According to this accident, the area of the C-130 medium tactical transport aircraft is very solid.
Lockheed Martin is currently building the C-130J Hercules transport aircraft, which is still very competitive in the world market. While the C-130J is being built, many European countries have jointly developed the A400M medium-sized tactical transport aircraft.
The C-130J’s market dominance has never been shaken. This has a lot to do with the durability of the C-130 series.