The Looping Hercules

The Looping Hercules 19 July, 2018

The LM-100J didloop maneuver. During the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, aircraft made a demonstration flight and did a "Loop" maneuver despite its big fuselage and turboprop engines.  "Loop" maneuvering was followed with interest.

The civilian version of the C-130J-30 military transport aircraft, the LM-100J, was developed considering the needs of the civilian market. The aircraft, which made its first flight in May 2017 and equipped with digital cockpit and civil air traffic equipment, can respond to many different missions. Aircraft is propelled by four Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop engines and a GE-Dowty Aerospace R391 six-bladed propellers. LM-100J is 34.3 meters long and has a 40.41 meters wingspan. The platform has a range of 4425 kilometers with 18,1 tons payload and its maximum take-off weight is 74.4 tons.

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