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    C-130 Designations Explained

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    The C-130 Mission-Design-Series (MDS) is derived as follows:
     
    Begin with the basic mission and design number
     
    bullet%2040.png(Basic Mission)-(Design Number)
    bullet%2040.pngExample: C-130
     
    Then the Series Letter (most often referred to as the model) is added
     
    bullet%2040.png(Basic Mission)-(Design Number)(Series Letter)
    bullet%2040.pngExample: C-130A
     
    Aircraft that have been modified or built for a special mission have a modified mission code is added prior to the basic mission code
     
    bullet%2040.png(Modified Mission)(Basic Mission)-(Design Number)(Series Letter)
    bullet%2040.pngExample: AC-130A
    AAttackdesignate.png
    C-30 Stretch (USAF Only)
    DDrone Director
    ESpecial Electronic Mission
    GCarrier (of Parasite Aircraft)
    HSearch and Rescue
    KTanker
    LCold Weather Operations
    MSpecial Operations
    RReconnaissance
    SAnti-Submarine Warfare
    TTrainer
    VVIP Transport
    WWeather Reconnaissance
    Aircraft not conducting normal operations have a status prefix prior to the basic mission code
     
    bullet%2040.png(Status Prefix)(Basic Mission)-(Design Number)(Series Letter)
    bullet%2040.pngExample: NC-130A
     
    GPermanently Groundeddesignate%202.png
    JSpecial test, temporary
    NSpecial test, permanent
    YPrototype
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