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Un C-130 "sobrio" .....

Messaggio da richelieu » 21 agosto 2012, 9:33

Il concetto di "sobrietà" ha ormai pervaso, nel bene e nel male, la nostra vita .....

..... anche Lockheed-Martin sembra esserne stata "contagiata" .....
Seeing is Believing .....

Lockheed Martin issued an artist's rendering of its new C-130XJ transport concept.

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(Lockheed Martin posted an artist's rendering of its new C-130XJ transport concept at its Flickr website, Aug. 9, 2012.)

The company is marketing the new variant as a lower cost option to nations that might not be able to afford a full-up C-130J like those in the Air Force's inventory, or that do not have the same intense mission demands for an airlifter.

http://www.airforce-magazine.com/DRArch ... lHerk.aspx

The C-130XJ features the operational capabilities of the baseline C-130J, such as the same powerplants, company officials have said.

Among the differences, it would utilize the legacy cargo-handling system used on older C-130 models in place of the C-130J's fully automated cargo-handling system and underfloor winch, they have said.

http://www.airforce-magazine.com/DRArch ... ption.aspx

Fonte ..... Daily Report (AFA) - Tuesday August 21, 2012 ..... Immagine
Ulteriori informazioni .....

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-d ... s-two.html

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... 30-365751/

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... rf-370143/

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Re: Un C-130 "sobrio" .....

Messaggio da richelieu » 3 gennaio 2013, 22:44

Ed ora ..... dopo l' Hercules "sobrio" ..... ecco a voi quello con le winglets ..... :welcome1:

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Winglets .....

Winglets are one promising option that turned up on the C-130, C-5, and P-3. Winglets are the upturned wingtip devices that improve the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft by reducing drag through partial recovery of the vortex energy created by the airstream as it goes over the wingtip. These devices also increase the effective aspect ratio—that is, wing length-to-chord—without materially increasing wingspan.

That winglets work can be seen in the fact that commercial airlines—a notoriously penny-pinching bunch—have been buying new aircraft designed with winglets for the past decade. The Deltas and Americans of the world have also recently started retrofitting winglets to many of their older aircraft.

A combination of CFD studies and actual wind tunnel testing was conducted for both the C-130 and P-3. CFD was also used on the C-5. However, a large, high speed wind tunnel is required to determine winglet effectiveness accurately for that very large transport.

More than 400 variations of C-130 winglets were evaluated through CFD, and the most promising models were then tested extensively in the wind tunnel. The design was then optimized to minimize induced wing loading and to maximize aerodynamic benefits. The data collected during the wind tunnel testing verified the CFD predictions.

The optimal C-130 winglet design stands about five feet tall and adds about five feet to the 132-foot wingspan of a Herk. Predicted results show either about a four percent increase in range for a C-130J on a long-range cruise mission with a 17,250 pound payload or about a twenty-one gallon per hour reduction in fuel consumption on a typical 2,500 nautical mile mission with a 20,000 pound payload.

A set of trial winglets, made of composite material and aluminum, will be ready for flight test in late 2012. The Process Development Center, a Lockheed Martin rapid prototyping center at its Fort Worth, Texas, facility, built the prototypes.

“The microvanes, the lift distribution control system, and the winglets all provide benefits in different parts of the flight regime, but they offer significant net savings. Combined, they could result in saving fifty gallons of fuel per hour,” noted Hybart. “In terms of seeing these improvements on a C-130, I think the microvanes could be near-term. LDCS and winglets are probably a little farther out.”
Fonti .....

http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.aspx? ... a13fc40f5c

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/article.html?item_id=91

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Messaggio da ELTAR » 4 gennaio 2013, 18:13

E' arrivato pure il multi mission maritime patrol...
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/produc ... -130j.html
Ho pianto, ho riso... Ho fatto scelte sbagliate, altre giuste... Sono amico di molti, voglio bene a pochi, non odio nessuno... Parlo poco ma dico sempre quello che penso... Qualcuno mi vuole bene, altri mi detestano... Pazienza è la vita!

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Re: Un C-130 "sobrio" .....

Messaggio da richelieu » 16 gennaio 2013, 10:00

I cannoni ..... da Navarone .....

Dal "Daily Report" dell' AFA di questa mattina .....
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The Guns from Navarone .....

An Air Force civilian saved Air Force Special Operations Command more than $14 million by finding a 1950s-era cache of rare 40 mm gun parts in Greece for AC-130 gunships, according to a command release.

The US military phased the modified M2 A1 cannons out of service except for AFSOC, and replacement barrels alone would cost some $1.3 million each to custom manufacture, states the Jan. 15 release.

"The Greek army retired the weapon in 2005, so the parts were just sitting in a warehouse," said Bill Walter, AFSOC strike program analyst who found the parts with US Army help.

"I spent two days combing through several arsenals" in Greece before preparing to ship the parts to Eglin AFB, Fla., last December, he added.

Walter's team recovered 139 barrels and enough parts to last the remaining service life of these guns on the gunships, states the release.

"With the exception of shipping, these parts were free of charge," said Walter.

Hurlburt report by SrA. Melanie Holochowost ..... http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123331925

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Re: Un C-130 "sobrio" .....

Messaggio da MatteF88 » 16 gennaio 2013, 10:17

A proposito di gunship, da luglio sono iniziati i lavori per convertire un MC-130J nel primo AC-130J (http://www.janes.com/products/janes/def ... 1065969906)...mi pare di capire che non verrà dotato del cannone da 105mm...

Questo è quello attuale
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Messaggio da richelieu » 14 novembre 2014, 18:51

AW&ST ..... prendendo spunto dalla presentazione, al salone cinese di Zhuhai, di un modellino dello Y-30, possibile futuro successore asiatico del C-130, ha rispolverato un paio di articoli (risalenti al 1956) dedicati al longevo velivolo statunitense .....

"China’s C-130 – And A Look Back At The Lockheed Original" .....
http://aviationweek.com/blog/china-s-c- ... d-original
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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 ottobre 2015, 9:42

C-130J ..... contratto pluriennale in vista .....
Lockheed Martin is close to securing a multi-year contract for C-130J procurement with the US air force, with the company saying a verbal agreement has been reached with the service for 78 firm orders, plus five contract options.
That total includes 72 aircraft for the USAF and six KC-130J tankers for the US Marine Corps, according to the company.
The US Coast Guard would exercise the contract options if it decides to continue updating from its HC-130H search-and-rescue fleet.
Fonte ..... "USAF and Lockheed nearing deal on five-year C-130J purchase" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -p-417970/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 agosto 2016, 0:06

Ho recuperato questa vecchia discussione per informarVi del più recente maxi-exploit commerciale di LM .....
Lockheed Martin could deliver up to 100 more C-130Js plus services and support equipment to US and foreign customers under a new contracting vehicle awarded on 19 August.
The five year ordering contract (FYOC) accommodates orders placed by international and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) tells FlightGlobal.
The contracting vehicle also could include new orders from the US government, the AFLCMC says.
Fonte ..... "USAF opens path to order up to 100 more C-130Js" .....

Dalla pagina dei Contratti del DoD del 19 Agosto 2016 .....
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. - Lockheed Martin Corp., Marietta, Georgia, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a not-to-exceed ceiling of $10,020,000,000.
This is a cumulative ceiling to cover all future delivery orders within scope of this contract.
Contractor will support the C-130J production program.
Work will be performed at Marietta, Georgia, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 18, 2026.
This contract involves foreign military sales.
This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.
Fiscal 2014, 2015 and 2016 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $14,231,322 are being obligated on the first delivery order at the time of award.
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-16-D-6458).
Chissà quanti di questi aerei andranno a esercitare mansioni che avrebbero potuto essere agevolmente ricoperte dai più piccoli e maneggevoli C-27J .....

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Re: Un C-130 "sobrio" .....

Messaggio da SuperMau » 26 agosto 2016, 10:11

Non solo, ma e' una mossa puramente politica (anzi direi mafioso-politica, visto il termine "undefined" che non ho mai visto usare nel militare), non solo contro il C27 ma soprattutto contro l'A400...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 giugno 2019, 13:09

Sulla scia dei vari C-130 'Gunship' ... e dopo alcune decine di anni ...
I Russi starebbero accingendosi a realizzare una versione armata dell' Antonov AN-12 ...

... thedrive.com/the-war-zone ... "Russia Reportedly Developing Its Own AC-130-Like Gunship From Converted An-12 Cargo Planes" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 24 settembre 2019, 9:21

Armée de l'Air ... consegnato il primo KC-130J ...

... flightglobal.com ... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-461031/ ...

... defense.gouv.fr ... https://www.defense.gouv.fr/air/actus-a ... -a-orleans ...

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Messaggio da Lampo 13 » 24 settembre 2019, 10:19

Il C-130, a mio avviso, è uno degli aeroplani militari meglio riusciti.

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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 novembre 2019, 10:19

Fissato il prezzo dei C-130J che verranno acquistati dalla Nuova Zelanda ...

... flightglobal.com ... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... on-462453/ ...

... dsca.mil ... https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/n ... j-aircraft ...

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