The 913 Airlift Group is transitioning from the C-130H to C-130J. The C-130J is the latest addition to the C-130 fleet and incorporates state-of-the-art technology, which reduces manpower requirements, lowers operating and support costs, and provides life-cycle cost savings over earlier C-130 models. Compared to older C-130s, the J model climbs faster and higher, flies farther at a higher cruise speed, and takes off and lands in a shorter distance. The C-130J-30 is a stretch version, adding 15 feet to the fuselage, increasing usable space in the cargo compartment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Poe)

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Photo by: SrA Scott Poe |  VIRIN: 160202-F-ZV089-002.JPG