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Royal Jordanian Air Force C-130H Hercules

One of the most familiar sights in the Air Tattoo static line is a C-130H Hercules from No 3 Squadron of the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Stationed at King Abdullah Air Base in the capital Amman, the unit is part of the RJAF's Air Lift Wing, and also operates the Airbus C295 twin-turboprop. The Jordanian Hercules fleet today numbers seven active aircraft, comprising four C-130H models and a trio of C-130Es donated in 2011-12 by the US Air Force. Its first examples were C-130Bs delivered in the 1970s. Jordan uses the Hercules for a variety of transport missions including humanitarian relief efforts.

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