2,600 C-130 Hercules airlifters delivered … and counting!

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The 2,600th C-130 Hercules takes off from Lockheed Martin's Marietta, Georgia facility Oct. 22 en route to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (Lockheed Martin photograph)

Lockheed Martin delivered the 2,600th C-130 Hercules tactical airlifter to U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command on Oct. 21, 2019.

This milestone Hercules is an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations airlifter assigned to 9th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

A U.S. Air Force crew ferried its new MC-130J to its home on Oct. 22, flying this Herc from Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Ga., site, where all production C-130s have been built.

The C-130J Super Hercules is the current C-130 production model and the global fleet recently surpassed 2 million flight hours. Twenty nations around the world have chosen the C-130J to support tactical airlift needs.