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What is the latest version of the C-130 Airlifter?

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The latest version of the C-130 Airlifter is the Lockheed Martin C-130 Super Hercules as of 2015. The Super Hercules is the longest running C-130 series aircraft to still be in production.

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The Hercules is generally operated by two pilots and one load carrier. Although there are several different variants, the Hercules is usually used as a troop carrier. The model is also popularly used in civilian and humanitarian aid operations.

The cargo compartment is 41 feet long, 9 feet high and 10 feet wide. It is powered by four Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprops with Dowty R391 composite scimitar propellers. The cockpit also features heads-updisplays for each individual pilot.

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