A Super Herculean Make Over

The first C-130J Super Hercules from the Republic of Korea debuted its new camouflage paint scheme at the Lockheed Martin production facility in Marietta, Ga., according to a June 20 release. The C-130J—Lockheed Martin number 5730—bears a striking resemblance to USAF’s old “European One” paint scheme worn by C-130s, C-5s, C-141s, and even briefly C-17s back in the days of the Fulda Gap. The ROKAF aircraft is now set to enter the flight test phase. A total of 15 international countries have selected the C-130J to meet their airlift requirements, states another Lockheed release.