FIRST IN THE COMMONWEALTH WITH
With the purchase or 12 Allison-powered Lockheed C-130 propjet Hercules, Australia takes her place among the leaders of the Jet Age in logistical transport. This modern Strongman of the Skies flies faster, farther, and at less cost, than any other military transport!
Four 3,750 h.p. T-56 Allison propjet engines with matched Aeroproducts propellers give Hercules the power to:
Transport 92 fully-equipped combat troops or 64 paratroopers at speeds up to 350 miles per hour.
Accommodate 74 stretcher patients.
Take off with full payload in in as little as 2,000 feet.
Land in under 1,250 feet.
The versatile C-130 Hercules – product of the teamed engineering skills of Allison and Lockheed engineers – will provide the R.A.A.F with unprecedented mobility and operational freedom.
HERCULES POWER FOR NEW PROPJET ELECTRA
This new Lockheed airliner – the Electra – is powered by a commercial version of the Hercules propjet engine. The 15,000 h.p. of its four Allison propjets enables cruising speeds of over 400 miles per hour… sets new standards of economy for the operator, comfort for the passenger.
ALLISON PROP-JET POWER
GM GENERAL MOTORS
Reference publication: Flight February 21st 1958
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