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C-130J Load station location

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Fuselage station.

There were versions of the C-130 that went well past the nose radome.   MC-130H had a longer nose radome, HC-130H and MC-130E had yokes that extended way forward of the nose, other models such as AC-130 had a massive pitot that extended well past the nose radome.  

If there is a pitot probe attached to the nose of a plane during design or initial testing, it defines where the fuselage station starts.  They wouldnt use negative fuselage stations if they already know there will be a reference point that far forward.  Most forward point defines 0 and it gives room for modification of extension of the nose.

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