|Object Type:||Promotional Item|
|Object Name:||First C-130J Delivery Memento|
|Year of Manufacture:||1998|
|Location:||Cupboard 1 (awards) [Main Store]|
First C-130J Delivery
August 24, 1998
The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems and this version had its first flight on 5 April 1996. Lockheed Martin received the launch order for the J-model from the RAF, which ordered 25 aircraft, and first deliveries began in 1999 as Hercules C4 (C-130J-30) The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history since 1954.
This curved glass promotional item commemorates the delivery of the first C-130J aircraft on August 24, 1998.