Poland to Add C-130H Transport Aircraft

Poland to Add C-130H Transport Aircraft. Poland’s Minister of Defence announced the country is buying five new C-130 Hercules multipurpose transport aircraft, learned citing defenseworld.

Poland to Add C-130H Transport Aircraft

Poland’s Minister of Defence announced the country is buying five new C-130 Hercules multipurpose transport aircraft.

“We have signed a contract for the purchase of five C-130 Hercules planes within the framework of Excess Defense Articles,” Mariusz Blaszczak, Minister of National Defence of Poland, tweeted.

The first plane is set to arrive in Warsaw later this year.

He added that the planes would go to the largest military airport in Pol – the 33 Air Transport Base, in Powidz, in the west-central part of the country – and serve to increase its transport capacity.

C-130 Hercules

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin). Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting.

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