21 November 2018

RAAF Tests New External Tanks for C-130J Hercules

21 November 2018


External fuel tank for C-130J (photos : RAAF)

New tanks add to C-130J Hercules' fuel capacity

External fuel tanks will be installed on a pair of Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules transport aircraft, boosting the Air Mobility Group workhorse’s ability to perform a range of missions.

The first aircraft to receive these tanks – serial A97-440 – was handed over to No. 37 Squadron (37SQN) at RAAF Base Richmond in November, after routine scheduled maintenance from Airbus Group Australia Pacific.

The fuel tanks increase the fuel capacity of a Hercules from 19 tonnes to 27 tonnes.

Air Commodore William Kourelakos, Commander Air Mobility Group, said the utility of these fuel tanks would be explored in a variety of missions.

“Extra fuel is useful during Forward Arming and Refuelling Point operations, where the crew land and offload fuel to another aircraft, vehicle or storage tank,” Air Commodore Kourelakos said.

“The fuel tanks can also extend range or endurance during certain missions, allowing us to be more persistent in an area such as during Search and Rescue missions.


“Carrying that extra fuel brings weight and drag considerations, so fitting these two aircraft will determine how these tanks might benefit our future airlift operations.”

Previous models of the Hercules were equipped with external fuel tanks but the tanks fitted to these two aircraft have been newly constructed.

The C-130J was introduced to RAAF service in 1999 without external fuel tanks due to its engines being more efficient and powerful than those that powered earlier generations of Hercules.

The utility of these fuel tanks will be explored this December, with A97-440 expected to support Operation Christmas Drop in Guam.

Hosted by the United States Pacific Air Forces, Operation Christmas Drop involves the delivery of donated gifts including food, clothing and toys to remote island communities in the West Pacific.

“Some of these missions are to islands more than 2000km from Guam, where there’s very limited options to divert in the event of an emergency,” Air Commodore Kourelakos said.

“Carrying that extra fuel would make some aspects of mission planning easier, allow crews to deliver to more island communities, or increase the amount of time loitering at a Drop Zone.”

(RAAF)

48 komentar:

  1. KEBUTUHAN PESAWAT ANGKUT BERAT BAGI TNI SUDAH MENJADI KEWAJIBAN SECEPATNYA DIPENUHI.... RAKYAT INDONESIA MENDUKUNG PEMBELIAN AIRBUSH A 400M DAN SUPER HERCULES C 130J !!!

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    1. Airbus la ngok.. Airbush tu atok kau

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    2. Ngomong bahasa planet kau scan??

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  2. Saya juga mendukung. Apa komisi I DPR RI dan Kemenhan juga mendukung? Karena kalau masyarakat yang mendukung tanpa ada dukungan dana dari DPR dan perencanaan dari Kemenhan, maka semuanya sia-sia belaka.

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  3. Bwahahaahahahaaa.. hoooooooooyyy...mana nih para beruk2 malons..??

    http://militermeter.com/kpk-malaysia-usut-korupsi-dalam-pengadaan-2-kapal-selam-scorpene/

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  4. Kayaknya kita juga perlu untuk mengirimkan pasukan ke negeri setan cina untuk membebaskan masyarakat uyghur dari penjajahan dan penindasan 🐷🐷 Cina komunis

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  5. Hadeeeeecchh...gimana ngk miskin kalau tipikal warganya bersumbu pendek susah diatur.?? Apa perlu Indonesia menginvasi PNG..?? πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

    http://militermeter.com/belum-dibayar-polisi-dan-militer-papua-nugini-geruduk-gedung-parlemen/

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  7. How about Indons?? How do they maintain their ailing C-130?? Do still have flying C130 or remain in hangar???

    Is Indons MRO are good??? Why they lost Lion Air and became the worst country in MRO?? Hoping that Singapore, Germany, Malaysia and US and even China would help Indons and teach them the proper way in handling their own MRO.

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      gobloknya setingkat dewa judi genting land.

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      Still MH 370 malon a world legend.. missing plane not be found 😁😁😁

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  8. Is Indons capable of buying Airbus A400 in cash?
    Or they will offer this in their usual as exchang of Palm oil and female slaves.

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  9. In a rescent APEC held in PNG, media in the world made a conclusive survey regarding all other nationality that they would like to invest and a warm friend. They chose KL, Singapore, Australian, chinese, Vietnam, Philipine, Russia as a great contributor anx investor in their own country. And why they dont mentioned INDONS?? they only say that Indons are Garbage and one of the most worst nationality that they have meet. They said that Indons are desrespectful and bad attitude and some say that Indons are also Idiot.

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    3. In the history the APEC 2 times meeting in Indonesia ...

      Malonsial only 1 times in the city of KL, which is full of RAT and dirty countries, the world complains that a foolish, malonsial poor country is too dirty.. 😁😁😁😁

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    4. Indonesia dengan mitra - mitra internasionalnya terus mengembangkan dan investasi berbagai produk2 termasuk militer, kenapa tidak ada negara yang mau joint atau ToT dengan Malon karena negara tersebut terkenal tukang claim, licik, idiot dan malas

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    5. Pgalaman gue ke jakarta dan bandung.tour guide nasihat pada pelancong malaysia agar hati2 makan.. Kerana ada pgusaha warung ada myediakan tikus sawah sbgai pgganti ayam kerna daging ayam mahal.. Walaugimanapun, gue ngak yakin kata2 tourguide itu, dan gue harap indon tidak sejijik itu.

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    7. @Scan ini dusta gw adalah tour guide nya waktu pas di restoran dia sendiri yang meminta daging tikus karena dia tidak punya uang untuk santap daging ayam

      Hapus
    8. Tak heran laa kalau scan si malonsial ni.. gemar daging tikus kerana Di KL sebagai kota penghasil tikus terbesar di dunia 😁😁😁😁

      https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/377784

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  10. "Bowo ini memang aneh...lha yang nentang pembangunan giant sea wall diteluk jakarta rak gubernur dukungan nya, kok malah nyalahin pihak lain 🀦🀦🀦"

    https://m.detik.com/news/berita/d-4310649/sebut-air-laut-bisa-sampai-istana-prabowo-nanti-presiden-

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