Military Logistics

Lockheed flight tests C-130 airframe mods

19th April 2016 - 11:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


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Lockheed Martin has begun flight testing several aerodynamic modifications – including winglets – for the C-130 Hercules in a bid to increase the efficiency of the aircraft and potentially save millions of dollars in annual fuel bills.

The modifications include 5ft winglets and 3D-printed ‘microvanes’, which are small fibre-glass strips ...

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