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The HC-130P/N aircraft of the Air Force Special Operations Command as part of the United States Air Force are primarily used for: increasing the range of combat rescue helicopters to refuel them in enemy environment.
Other tasks are: delivery of tactical airdrops of pararescue special units, 4WD terrain vehicles, visual and electronic search missions over land or water, tactical landings on primitive landing places by day and by night with usage of night vision goggles. A team of 3 pararescue specialists who have been specially trained for emergency incidents are part of the standard crew during a basic mission.
The United States Air Force has 13 of these aircraft, the Air National Guars 13 and the Air Force reserve 10.
HC-130P/N aircraft from the United States Air Force
|Last updated: August 7, 2010|