The RAAF has plans to increase their C-130J fleet (to replace the C-27Js and increase numbers overall), with the additional purchase of C-130Js and KC...

The RAAF has plans to increase their C-130J fleet (to replace the C-27Js and increase numbers overall), with the additional purchase of C-130Js and KC-130Js
It is thought that eventually more C-130Js will also be purchased to replace the current fleet of 20 year old aircraft, which were purchased to replace C-130E originally ordered in the 1960s.
What are your thoughts on Hercules replacing Hercules replacing Hercules?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a good design. Efficient, fast, does what it needs to do. New airframes with better engines and avionics is just sensible.

    It's not like we don't use them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, it just works

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Good solid aircraft.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Plus a lot of the defence doctrine just literally floats around the principle of
      >does it work
      >can it fit in a C130
      If you get both of those you'll probably get a look in for any kind of potential sales

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Works
        >Fits on a C-130
        Return of the Winged Hussars when?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This would be one of the funniest things if some mad lads got horses, Javalin's and maybe the odd large explosive device for defence during the rainy seasons when land becomes temporarily 'impassable to vehicles'

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This too is one of the finest implements of war ever designed. Only in America. Just can't get much better. Probably only change between models is updated avionics and nav..

    The STOL feature of this craft has never been improved.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      VGH……. STOVL…..

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    C-130J is vastly inferior to the A400M used by the Royal Malaysian Air Force

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Slhercv.jpg

      Not to mention Malaysian managed to put A400M for Combat HADR during battle of Marawi.

      How many C-17/KC-30s to they have?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        None, hence why they bought A400 as their strategic transport of sort as well as MRTT

        it's a sort of compromise but between A400M and Il-78 I'd take the Atlas any day of the week even with its smaller payload and teething problems

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >A400m
          >Strategic transport
          Pick one, C17 is vastly superior to the A400m its not even comparable. If you don't have C17s don't reply to this post you peasant.
          *scoffs* imagine being like France and NOT having them, unbelievable.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      None, hence why they bought A400 as their strategic transport of sort as well as MRTT

      it's a sort of compromise but between A400M and Il-78 I'd take the Atlas any day of the week even with its smaller payload and teething problems

      And don't the Malaysians use a smaller number of older C-130s anyway?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >small

        14 (+ few more in storage) isn't really a small fleet, even when compared to other operators

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Slhercv.jpg

      Not to mention Malaysian managed to put A400M for Combat HADR during battle of Marawi.

      nobody cares about the malasians

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/Slhercv.jpg

      Not to mention Malaysian managed to put A400M for Combat HADR during battle of Marawi.

      Malaysia deez nuts

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A400M is for a different purpose and is not as capable as C130J. Australia has a brain and also has C17s. C17 + C130J combo is fantastic.

      See the RAF for example, we have C17 A400 and C130 with plans to scrap all C130s due to used airframes. Now after we have been running the A400M they are keeping (not official yet) 14 C130Js.
      The A400M cannot achieve the short take off and landing the C130 and it needs better runways.

      Furthermore, no one gives a fuck about Malaysia.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That looks like the mach loop, why are Aussies in Wales
        Not that I mind, I like aussies.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It is the mach loop but it's not the Aussies. Picrel Aussie mach loop lol

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not to mention Malaysian managed to put A400M for Combat HADR during battle of Marawi.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What are your thoughts on Hercules replacing Hercules replacing Hercules?
    They’re big, as long as the new ones are also big then it will be fine

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Coasties, Navy, and the Air Narional Guard should get c-130 boat planes. The ANG also getting c130 boat planes that can scoop water and dump it on fires.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here, because OP is a gay. Lurk more OP.
    >https://asiapacificdefencereporter.com/adf-to-fast-track-expanded-hercules-fleet/

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No one wants to read your shitty blog.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lurk more, newfag. Don't forget a source next time.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Again, not reading your blog.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's not for you.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >year 2151
    >NX-01 Enterprise is launched from spacedock
    >Earthgov still flying C-130AX Hercules

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Colony of Elon being martian gays
      >Get inna C130 with ion engines
      >Bring more 50BMG ammo, they don't fucking like it up em

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A400M is shit and Airbus' support infrastructure for them is fucked up again because of France demanding Airbus prioritises supporting their operations abroad over others. Same shenanigans that's fucked over most NH-90 customers and led to Australia and Norway ditching them.
    There are half a dozen A400Ms sitting on an airfield in Britain with no props for months because they're waiting on parts from Airbus, and the RAF have had to delay the retirement of the C-130s that was planned for this year because A400M isn't ready to replace them

    Australia should 1000% stick to C-130s and C-17s and avoid Airbus like the plague

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much. It's another reason why Australia abandoned the French submarine deal and didn't bother to explore French nuclear sub options.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ironically, Naval Group will have spare dock space around the time we'll need it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The deal was going to shit in a hurry, they were going to cost 50% more and hadn't even started building them 2-3 years ago like they said they would
        Don't agree how it was handled, but I think cutting it short when it was probably meant not getting really really fucked a few more years down the track, instead we're just 'kind of fucked' but not lost $66bil either

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Fucking up a sub deal is in the constitution now.
          The obvious solution was to bring in Kockums and start designing a replacement in 07/08, or even that shady deal Abbot had with the Japanese.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sort of partial to the idea of the Jap subs anyway, they're generally a lot easier to do business with, they're closer and we have a better defence relationship with them compared to France.
            I don't think we've ever had any kind of navy deal were shit didn't end up sideways and refusing to flush

            >Shitters clogged!
            >Nah its just the Collins
            >Keep hitting it, eventually it'll go down

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Not really. Japs have never sold much military hardware, ever. Submarines are probably the most complicated strategy's to sell out of all of them.
              Going with the shall, short ranged, Jap diesels would've been the highest risk, low gain outcome.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/bJWKBWl.gif

          Sort of partial to the idea of the Jap subs anyway, they're generally a lot easier to do business with, they're closer and we have a better defence relationship with them compared to France.
          I don't think we've ever had any kind of navy deal were shit didn't end up sideways and refusing to flush

          >Shitters clogged!
          >Nah its just the Collins
          >Keep hitting it, eventually it'll go down

          What Australia was trying to buy was a submarine factory.
          What the Japanese were selling were submarines.
          What the French said they were selling was a submarine factory, but actually they were just selling submarines painted up to look like a submarine factory.

          The basic problem with do any defense business with Europe is it's always some sort of rort, it's a jobs program or an investment and development scheme, or some other thing where they deliberately lowball the supposed price for something they know damn well won't work, then charge like wounded bulls to "fix it."
          With the rise of China Australia can't afford that shit, but what's funny is that with the Ukraine thing they've all now suddenly decided it's all about actually providing quality kit at the best price. Where was the attitude 5 years ago?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The thing with France that always shits me is that they only wake up and remember we exist on the off chance of them making a buck. I appreciate, its not free, but I also really don't think that if we ever got in the shit like they did they'd lay down 53000 killed and about 150k wounded like we did in WW1 to free France and Belgium.
            But if my tax bucks are going into defence, I don't want it for a Moroccan and Algerian halal welding school in France, the contract dragged arse for years and they did fucking nothing despite being prodded that they did nothing along with a reasonable expectation of best efforts. Because if you can't deliver in a reasonable time frame, fudge factor included, then you just should fuck off and maybe go back to doing something they're better qualified at.
            Nuke boats are great
            But they're also a massive up-skill even for a nation that's had a submariner history as long as we have been for about 100 years, plus we're sort of awkwardly in the pocket of whatever mercies the UK and US afford us until then. Politics and popular opinion are fickle fucking things and you don't want state security being an on-off-maybe if some president of the US or UK PM decides we're all too much effort or not expedient to their next election cycle.

            >it makes me cranky

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I agree to some extent but it's megadumb to essentially handcuff ourselves to America when America might be an Orban-style """democracy""" in 2 years time. Now's the time when we need more independence, not less, because gaining freedom from China's coercion in exchange for vulnerability to American coercion is not a win.

              We know that the Americans are utter cunts when their profits are at stake (see how they raped us over mining) so although we might have values in common they will still suck us dry as a vassal state like China would. We might be freer but we'd be just as poor.

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