NSF/NCAR Hercules C130

The C-130 is a versatile and capable research platform that carries a wide variety of scientific payloads. The C-130 has a 10-hour flight endurance, a 2,900 nautical mile range at up to 27,000 ft, and a payload capacity of up to 13,000 lbs. In addition to standard thermodynamic, microphysics and radiation sensors, the C-130 has a roomy fuselage payload area (414 ft2) and many versatile inlets and optical ports. The aircraft carries instruments and sensors in pods and pylons on both wings. The C-130 can carry advanced EOL and community instrumentation.

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When referencing the NSF/NCAR Hercules C130 Aircraft in publications or proposals, please use the identifier doi:10.5065/D6WM1BG0 -- for example as a citation:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, 1994-present. NSF/NCAR Hercules C130 Aircraft. http://dx.doi.org/10.5065/D6WM1BG0

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, NSF/NCAR Hercules C130 Aircraft, http://dx.doi.org/10.5065/D6WM1BTG0

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