Photos – First Boom Refueling of a C-130

Developmental testing of the new HC-130J has been completed. The plane which is developed for the United States Air Force Air Combat Command went through the last test point – air-to-air refueling on March 14. This was the first ever boom refueling of a C-130. This test point also applies to the MC-130J Combat Shadow II aircraft in production for Air Force Special Operations Command. Rollout of the first MC-130J is scheduled for March 29. The first HC-130Js and MC-130Js will be delivered in August.

HC-130J Boom Refueling

HC-130J Air-to-Air Boom Refueling - (c) Lockheed Martin

HC-130J Air-to-Air Boom Refueling

HC-130J Air-to-Air Boom Refueling - (c) Lockheed Martin

Source: Lockheed Martin

1 Response

  1. mike r says:

    not the first , EC-130s were doing it back in the 70s

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