CC-130H Hercules fact sheet

The CC-130H Hercules is primarily used for search and rescue operations. While it also carries out transport missions, its main focus is saving lives through the Canadian Armed Forces’ search and rescue mandate.

It has a range of more than 7,200 kilometres and can transport approximately 80 passengers, operate on short unpaved runways and fly in severe weather conditions. These capabilities make the CC-130H an excellent aircraft for search and rescue operations over the vast span of Canada’s central and northern regions.

Length 29.79 m
Wingspan 40.41 m
Height 11.73 m
Maximum gross weight 87,320 kg
Maximum speed 556 km/h
Range (without tanks) 7,222 km
Locations
  • Greenwood, N.S.
  • Trenton, Ont.
  • Winnipeg, Man.
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