A bad $70million dollar machine? The C-130j




 
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March 26th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 

Topic: A bad $70million dollar machine? The C-130j


I've heard a lot about the the j series of the C-130, that it has engine problems, parachuters would hit the fuslage when they jump out, and other horrendous problems that wouldn't even be considered for the production of a military aircraft. However the pentagon has received twice the funds it requested to purchase these new planes because congress wants to use them for the national guard. Why? Because this would bring in government spending for producers and provide military jobs for the congressmen's constituents. Pork Barrel basically.

Here are some pics from a raf site:

http://www.lyneham.raf.mod.uk/html/hercules/hjair.htm

and here's and article that talks about the plane from different sources:

http://aimpoints.hq.af.mil/display.cfm?id=166

same site different topic:

http://aimpoints.hq.af.mil/display.cfm?id=278
March 27th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
the old c-130 has been performing just fine. i dont see why a change is needed.
March 27th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
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the old c-130 has been performing just fine. i dont see why a change is needed.
Machines grow old and tired.
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March 27th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
i know that the Jay is one of the options the RNZAF is looking at for replacing our aircraft. hope these problems aren't as major as they seem
March 27th, 2005  
Sea_Cadet
 
It's a good bargain compared to the $110 Million for the JSF.
March 27th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Uh, no. The Joint Strike Fighter is intended to replace several aging weapons platforms. Compare its costs to the F-22 Rapter and that $110 million doesn't seem like much at all. You can't compare a new system being fielded to an aging system being kept up anyway.
April 4th, 2005  
LIPS
 
 

Topic: Re: A bad $70million dollar machine? The C-130j


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Originally Posted by WarMachine
I've heard a lot about the the j series of the C-130, that it has engine problems, parachuters would hit the fuslage when they jump out
Well, I have jumped a C-130J and have not hit the side of the plane. I think the J model is good and worth the money.
April 5th, 2005  
MilidarUSMC
 
 
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Originally Posted by SHERMAN
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the old c-130 has been performing just fine. i dont see why a change is needed.
Machines grow old and tired.
not all aircraft need replacing though (CH-46E) its been around since 47
April 5th, 2005  
Shadowalker
 
 
I thought they were replacing the CH-46 with V-22 Osprey due to reliability problems, due to the age of the fleet.
April 8th, 2005  
Joe252
 
the marines are