|Object Name:||C-130J Hercules Cloth Badge|
|Year of Manufacture:||Unknown|
|Location:||Cloth Badges Box in Display Cabinet 1 [Main Store]|
The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems and it made its first flight in 1996. The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. During more than 60 years of service, the family has participated in military, civilian, and humanitarian aid operations. Fifteen nations have placed orders for a total of 300 C-130J. GEC Avionics (now BAE Systems) designed the High Integration Air Data Computer which is fitted to a wide range of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft including the C-130J. The Company provided a Head Up Display for the original Gunship, but it is believed that the only equipment now supplied is the Air Data Computer.
This item in the Collection is an embroidered sew-on badge portraying the aircraft in action firing the sideways cannon.