Saturday, August 31, 2019

Bangladesh received first surplus British C-130J

BAF C-130J Super Hercules taken in the UK on August 2019. Photo c/o UK Airshow Review.

The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) received the first of five Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules it purchased from the UK Royal Air Force (RAF).

The aircraft arrived in Dhaka on 25 August 2019, and represents the most capable airlifter of the BAF.

The four other aircraft purchased by the BAF are arriving before yearend.

The C-130Js with short bodies, called C5 in RAF service, were released by the RAF as surplus aircraft after they were replaced with longer body models.

[1] Jane's Defence Weekly

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