The HC-130P/N is the only dedicated fixed-wing combat search-and-rescue platform in the Air Force inventory. This extended-range version of the C-130 Hercules is utilized in personnel-recovery missions in all weather, humanitiarian operations and spaceflight support for NASA. Air-to-air refueling can be done at night for up to two helicopters at the same time.

Manufacturer: Lockheed Aircraft Corp.

Number of crew: 10

Maximum speed: 289 mph

Range: At least 4,000 miles

Ceiling: 33,000 feet

Courtesy of U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Veronica Pierce