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The C-130 Hercules tactical transport aircraft is the workhorse of the RAF�s Air Transport (AT) fleet and is based at RAF Lyneham, in Wiltshire, where it is operated by Nos 24, 30, 47 and 70 Squadrons. The fleet totals 50 aircraft and is a mixture of C1/C3 aircraft and the new C-130J aircraft, designated C4/C5.
The C1 and C3 aircraft are used primarily to carry troops, passengers or freight and ar.