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A New Landing Feat for Hercules C130J in Mumbai

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:02 pm    Post subject: A New Landing Feat for Hercules C130J in Mumbai Reply with quote

MUMBAI: One of India's biggest defence cargo planes landed on the tiny runway at the Juhu Airport in Mumbai this morning.

The Hercules C130J was flown to Juhu as an exercise to see if the airport in the western suburbs of Mumbai could be used in case the city's main airport is attacked.

The massive transport plane, used to carry troops and supplies, stood at Juhu for 10 minutes before flying out.

Most aircraft of this size require a runway with conventional dimensions of a fully functional airport, but the Hercules can land on much shorter lengths of unpaved or paved runways. The runway at the Juhu aerodrome is 3750 feet long, very short compared to the 12008 feet long runway at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).

The Hercules C130J has earlier, in August 2013, landed at the runway at Daulat Baig Oldie in Ladakh, one of the highest and most inhospitable runways the world over.

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/a-new-landing-feat-for-hercules-c130j-in-mumbai-749190?utm_source=ndtv&utm_medium=top-stories-widget&utm_campaign=story-8-http%3a%2f%2fwww.ndtv.com%2findia-news%2fa-new-landing-feat-for-hercules-c130j-in-mumbai-749190
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the aircraft fully loaded? The article does not mention anything about this.

If it was fully loaded then it is quite a feat.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herculis C-130-J maximum payload about 20,000kg. Take off run 3127 ft at 70,000 kg . Range 2835 nt miles. It could easily land at Juhu air strip.
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