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Watch LM-100J Super Hercules doing a loop at Farnborough Airshow

At 2:08 in the video the LM-100J does a loop!

Taken on Jul. 17, 2018 at Farnborough Airshow the incredible video in this post features Test pilot Wayne Roberts, flying the Lockheed LM-100J Super Hercules, showing the aircraft amazing flying qualities (at 2:08 the aircraft does a loop!).

“While the LM-100J is known for its cargo delivery capabilities, the aircraft has been cited throughout industry as the perfect platform for specialised requirements such as firefighting, medevac, aerial spray, and humanitarian relief support,” says George Shultz, vice-president and general manager, air mobility and maritime missions at Lockheed.

The LM-100J is the 17th different mission capability developed for the C-130J Super Hercules and it is an updated version of the L-100 cargo aircraft, which Lockheed Martin produced from 1964-1992. Noteworthy Lockheed Martin officials submitted a Program Notification Letter to the FAA on Jan. 21, 2014, for a type design update to this aircraft, a civil-certified variant of the C-130J Super Hercules to be marketed as the LM-100J.

Furthermore this cargo plane can operate from short, unprepared airfields without ground support equipment. In fact it requires minimal material handling equipment and enables rapid onload and offload at truck-bed height.

Noteworthy as reported by Flight Global, the L-100, the first commercial version of Lockheed Martin’s C-130 Hercules first appeared at a Farnborough in 1970.

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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