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New Lockheed Super Hercules

Big brother of U.S. Tactical Airlift champ

An ocean - spanning logistic support transport, the GL-207 Super Hercules is a "stretch" version of the C-130 Hercules — famous for its headline-making feats in over two years of service with USAF's Tactical Air Forces.

The GL-207 Super Hercules has a fuselage 23 feet longer than its brawny brother's. Its wing span is 12 feet greater... its propeller- diameter has been expanded by 2 ½ feet... internal fuel capacity has been increased to 10,236 gallons for greater range (pylon tanks add another 1800 gallons).

Powered by four new GM-Allison T -61 Prop-Jet engines, the Super Hercules provides nonstop trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific trans- port for personnel, vehicles, palletized/containerized freight, missiles, a n d general cargo. Maximum payload: 78,000 pounds.

The GL-207 Super Hercules will come off production lines at Lockheed's Georgia Di- vision. Like all Lockheed aircraft, the Super Hercules is designed for long life, easy maintenance, and low cost of operation. Result: maximum airlift, for minimum expenditure.

Transporting 45,000 lbs 9,886 n. m. from London to Adelaide via Masira and Singapore takes 31.5 hrs block time in Super Hercules. For64,600lbs haul from London to Adelaide via Kano, Entebbe, Mauritius and Cocos block time is 35.6 hrs over 10,900 n. m

Crew efficiency on long flights is assured by flight station design approved by experienced transport pilots. Super Hercules' crew compartment includes relief crew sleeping space, galley facilities for hot meals in flight.

 

Dotted line shows size of GL-207 Super Hercules, superimposed over now-in-service C-130 Hercules.

 

152 combat-ready troops, or 116 paratroopers can be transported in the GL-207. With airline type seats, the Super Hercules can carry 105 persons comfortably.

Combat vehicles can be driven up the hydraulically controlled ramp-door of the end-loading GL-207 Super Hercules — a vital time- saver in emergency situations.

Big ballistic missiles — assembled, with boosters, on trailers, or dollies — fit easily into the huge pressurized cargo compartment of the GL-207 Super Hercules.

Assorted cargo — runway matting, jet engine containers, fuel and oil drums, etc. — can be speedily loaded onto Super Hercules' truck-high cargo floor.

LOCKHEED

JET TRANSPORTS • JET FIGHTERS • JET TRAINERS • COMMERCIAL & MILITARY PROP-JET TRANSPORTS • ROCKETRY BALLISTIC MISSILE RE- SEARCH * DEVELOPMENT • WEAPON SYSTEM MANAGEMENT • ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL AIRCRAFT • NUCLEAR-POWERED FLIGHT • ADVANCED ELECTRONICS AIRBORNE EARLY-WARNING AIRCRAFT • AIRPORT MANAGEMENT NUCLEAR REACTOR DESIGN &DEVELOPMENT GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT • WORLD-WIDE AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE 


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