Lockheed Martin HC-130J Hercules       2006                    (c/n  5542)


                                         The two shots in this entry were both taken by Mike Jordan at CGAS Elizabeth City, NC.,
                                         in October 2010.   Seen above is 2006 which was the first missionized HC-130J accepted
                                         into U.S. Coast Guard service (on 2/29/2008) following upgrade by Lockheed Martin.
                                         Sister ship 2005 (c/n 5541) is seen below, departing the station.    Coast Guard HC-130Js
                                         are used primarily for long-range surveillance although occasionally in the pure transport role.