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# How much runway does a c130 need to takeoff?

## How much runway does a c130 need to takeoff?

The runway required for a fully loaded Hercules (155,000 lb) at sea level with zero wind and a temperature of 15C is 6,300 ft. At the same temperature, the Hercules would require 8,400 ft of runway and would be weight-limited to 145,000 lb when taking off from an airport elevation of 6,000 ft.

## How fast does a c130 go before takeoff?

The Air Force Research Laboratory funded Lockheed and Boeing demonstrators for the Speed Agile concept, which had the goal of making a STOL aircraft that can take off and land at speeds as low as 70 kn (130 km/h; 81 mph) on airfields less than 2,000 ft (610 m) long and cruise at Mach 0.8-plus.

Can a c130 take off from an aircraft carrier?

Although the program didn’t ultimately result in C-130s operating off of American carriers, it did prove it was possible. In testing, the C-130s completed 29 touch-and-go landings and an additional 21 unarrested full-stop landings aboard carriers.

How far can a c130 fly?

With a length of 97 feet and wingspan of 132 feet, the C-130J can carry up to 46,631 pounds. In troop transport configuration, it can accommodate 92 combat troops or 64 paratroopers. The aircraft can fly up to 2,729 miles and has a maximum speed of 417 miles per hour.

### How long of a runway do you need to land a C-130?

Known as a Maximum Effort Landing, the C-130 can operate in and out of dirt strips that measure 3000 feet long by 50 feet wide. For comparison, a similar size commercial jet airliner uses a paved runway that is at least 6000 feet long and 150 feet wide.

### Can the C-130 land on grass?

Thus a really big craft, with a well designed undercarriage, can land on grass just fine (like a C-130 for example). The point being, “how heavy is too heavy” has more to do with specific weight supported by each wheel during landing, and less to do with total landing weight.

Has a c130 ever landed on an aircraft carrier?

Not only was it possible, it was done in moderately rough seas 500 miles out in the North Atlantic off the coast of Boston. In so doing, the airplane became the largest and heaviest aircraft to ever land on an aircraft carrier, a record that stands to this day.