Lockheed YMC-130J Describe www.Lockheed YMC-130J E/STOL Special Operations Military Transport Space Plane.com here.Lockheed YMC-130J Credible Sport III, displayed in RATO engage (rockets flame displayed) with some profiles in landing gear deployed configuration and conformal weapon bay doors open.When need to stop the plane rapidly, after the wheels touched the ground, forward RATO engage.
To brake its descent rate, downward RATO engage. Need to take off instantly? All rearward RATO engage.
General characteristics (YMC-130J E/STOL "Credible Sport III"):
Crew: 4 (two pilots, one crew chief and one loadmaster are minimum crew)
Capacity: 92 passengers or 64 airborne troops or 74 litter patients with 2 medical personnel Payload: 42,000 lb (19,090 kg)
Powerplant: 4 × Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3 turboprop, 4,637 shp (3,458 kW) each Propellers: Dowty R391 6-blade composite propeller, 1 per engine
Performance: Maximum speed: 362 knots (417 mph, 671 km/h) Cruise speed: 348 kn (400 mph, 643 km/h) Range: 2,835 nmi (3,262 mi, 5,250 km) Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,615 m) with 42,000 pounds (19,090 kilograms) payload
Modification: Installation of 32 missile based rocket engines in five sets: 8 x firing forward to stop the aircraft, hydraulically deployed,12 x downward to brake its descent rate, 8 x rearward for takeoff assist, 4 x mounted on the wings to stabilize them during takeoff transition, 2 x at the rear of the tail to prevent it from striking the ground because of over-rotation, hydraulically deployed.
Weapons package: AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM), in conformal weapon bay at fuselage and under wing missile racks.
Avionics: AN/APG-95 AESA radar. AN/APN-241 Low Power Color weather/navigation radar. Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) communication system. 3 x Electro-optical target system (EOTS) in rotating dome. Doppler radar/GPS tie-in to the aircraft's inertial navigation system.
Countermeasures: AN/AAQ-78 Distributed Aperture System (DAS) missile warning system. AN/ALQ-175 Self-Protection Jammer and Detection Pods, integrated with FLIR/laser targeting system pods. Electronic countermeasures (ECM) pods. IRCMs and "Angel Wings" flares for protection against IR missiles. AN/ALE-55 Fiber-Optic Towed Decoys