FSX Lockheed Martin C-130J-30

PreviewLockheed Martin C-130J-30. The C-130J is the newest version of the Hercules and the only model still in production. Externally similar to the classic Hercules in general appearance, the J model is a very different aircraft. These differences include new Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprops with Dowt...

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
48.08 MB
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Scanned 12 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
4 star rating.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by 8 PRO members.

Lockheed Martin C-130J-30. The C-130J is the newest version of the Hercules and the only model still in production. Externally similar to the classic Hercules in general appearance, the J model is a very different aircraft. These differences include new Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprops with Dowty R391 composite scimitar propellers, digital avionics (including Head-Up Displays (HUDs) for each pilot) and reduced crew requirements, two pilots, one load master, and one crew chief. The C-130J flies faster, higher and further than all previous C-130 models. Full package for FSX/SP2 (DX9 graphics), custom 2D and VC panels with HUD and Garmin avionics. Custom sound, fully animated parts, realistic flight model. Four liveries included - USAF, USCG, RAF and U.S. Marines Blue Angels support aircraft. By Jean-Pierre Brisard and Bob May - Premier Aircraft Design.

Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 on runway.

Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 on runway.


Aircraft, panel and sound package.
including dynamic VC with custom gauges.


The Super Hercules transports 33 percent more payload, using half the crew, while burning less fuel and flying faster, farther and higher than its predecessors.

Faster: The C-130J is faster and climbs more quickly, offers 21% more speed. Time-to-climb is slashed by 50% over earlier model C-130s.
Higher: The C-130J flies higher, climbs over the weather and has a 40% greater cruising altitude than the C-130H.
Farther: The C-130J flies much farther with less fuel, provides up to 40% greater range than the C-130H.

For more information look inside the MANUALS folder.

Cockpit check list and reference speeds on the FS kneeboard.


Model & Master Textures: Jean-Pierre Brisard
Panel design and XML gauge programming Jean-Pierre Brisard
Flight Dynamics Bob May
Livery Paint Bob May
Additional paint (Blue Angels livery) Markus Hellwig
Pushback/taxi speed gauge Rob Barendregt
Sound Folder Victor N Merculief Jr & Aaron Lestenkof
Garmin Avionics Don Kuhn
Gauges Doug Dawson
Gauges Davtron

We may have missed someone, so thanks to all freeware gauge designers who allow us to use their work.



Extract ALL (Repeat ...*ALL*) the files into the FSX MAIN Folder using
WINZIP in Classic Mode...Do not use the Wizard...
Make sure the "Use Folder names" BOX is checked in WINZIP.

(Other unzipper programs may work as well but we have not tried them)

New folders will be created and all files automatically installed.

Vista users may need to temporarily disable the UAC (User Account Control) to enable automatic creation of new folders.

Here's how by the numbers...

1. Navigate to where you downloaded the zip file

2. Double click with your mouse on the zip file.

3. WINZIP should open and show all the files inside the zip.

4. Use keyboard shortcut 'CTRL-A' and this will select ALL the files.

5. Click on upper 'Extract' Button in the Main Tool Bar above.

6. Type in your path in the dialog box, the default location is C:\program files\microsoft games\microsoft flight simulator X
or Browse to your FSX Location...Open the FSX main folder.

7. Now Click on the 'Extract' button in the upper right.....you're done...go flying.


*Check list and reference list available from the cockpit kneeboard command.

1. Turn on Tool Tips....Lots of panel information available.
(Go to Options - Settings - General....Click the "Show Tool Tips" box.)

2. SHIFT-E opens/closes the ramp. Opens to floor level in flight, fully open when on the ground.

3. SHIFT-E-2 opens/closes the side crew doors and airstair.

4. Head Up Display (HUD) opens with icon on the panel. Drag right hand edge with mouse to position for best viewing.

5. Wing Tank icon on the main panel shows/hides external wing tanks and, on the RAF model, also the in-flight refuelling probe.
NOTE: This is a visual effect only and has no affect on the fuel quantity or aircraft weight & performance.

6. To raise your seat higher press SHIFT-ENTER (VC only)

7. In the VC, Ctrl-W key toggles yoke on/off. There is also a yoke icon on the VC panel

8. The Garmin displays are blank when the model is initialized in FSX. Each display must be switched on individually.
Hover your mouse over the knob marked "C"



Move eyepoint back into passenger cabin
CTRL+ENTER (press and hold)

Move Eyepoint Down

Move Eyepoint Forward

Move Eyepoint Left

Move Eyepoint Right

Move Eyepoint Up

Reset Eyepoint


Premier Aircraft Design

Virtual cockpit of Lockheed Martin C-130J-30.

Virtual cockpit of Lockheed Martin C-130J-30.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive c130j30_4x.zip has 236 files and directories contained within it.

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This recreation of the old Lockheed Martin C-130 J-30 is an aircraft that I was quite interested in trying out purely because it’s such a unique aircraft. Whilst not a huge fan of flying aircraft like this too often, I was impressed by the design specs of this model and wanted to give it a try for my own curiosity as much as anything else.

Preview screenshot

Lockheed Martin aircraft are typically quite easy to fly, so I had very high expectations for this model which is being worked on for the aircraft.

So, what was my main impressions? Did it stand out?

Attention to Detail

The attention to attention is a massive factor in any modification, of course, but I have to say that the team behind this have done a stellar job.

This gives you access to the new mods and changes from the older models on the market such as including the new RR AE 2100 D3 turborpop engines with the Dowty R391 composite scimitar propellers. It’s these little adjustments of the hardware that has been included that makes such a massively impressive addition.

Indeed, it also comes with the performance changes that you would hope to see in terms of giving it the level of authenticity that it should have. This will do a wonderful job in helping you really control the process moving forward, as the aircraft makes use of the correct crew numbers and performance charts provided with the real thing.

Quality of Performance

Therefore, the quality of performance is outstanding – this does a massive job of getting the whole thing to work as it should. From the new 2D and virtual cockpit panels, you manage to get that depth and precision that really should be captured in detail. As a stronger and more impressive member of the C-130 model listings, this does all that you can get to make sure the whole thing feels absolutely spectacular, by design.

This is not unrealistic feeling or a bit ambitious in terms of the overall projects scope – it merely reflects the massive improvements made to this version of the C-130 family of aircraft. It feels fair to fly and easy to manage – if you would like to keep that going, you should be sure to try out this model as soon as you can.

It’s a fantastic recreation that really does capture the best parts of the real thing.

Overall Verdict

I was massively impressed by the work that has been put into the model, ensuring it carries even the most ridiculously minor of add-ons. Another big factor of this aircraft is the fact that it looks so fresh in terms of its design, really outstripping many counterparts of this that I have used in the past.

If you are looking for a good way to fly a genuine recreation of the Hercules, then this is the perfect place to get started. The models fresh, it looks wonderful and it performs just the way it should in real-life!

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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Dav MarkFri, 18 Feb 2022 12:01:48 GMT

Does anyone know how to set speed hold for AP?

HamadSat, 30 Dec 2017 19:25:09 GMT

Beautiful external design but the cabin is lesser than what I expected and where is the G.P.S ?

humberto jorge valentimThu, 06 Apr 2017 17:03:37 GMT

it's a very nice plane; flys well and lands well

marco amadeusTue, 04 Apr 2017 16:28:54 GMT

I test this model in FSX Steam , and the engines don´t start anyway . The only thing made this model is open and close the doors and battery on. POur model. Sorry . I uninstalled

AnthonySat, 21 Jan 2017 03:31:02 GMT

I have to say that I am disappointed with the representation and layout of the flight deck of the C-130J as it is depicted in this download. As a Crew Chief for this aircraft I must say that it hurts to use this freeware and I would never recommend this to anyone. 0/10 No effort was put in.

fsxpilotFri, 01 Jul 2016 18:44:24 GMT

The flight dynamics are poor. An empty C-130 can take off in 1000 feet, this one takes of in about 5000.

Dave GreeneFri, 26 Feb 2016 19:00:39 GMT

Sorry to disappoint, this is not representative of a C-130J cockpit layout. Head down displays are different as well as a number of other displays/control panels. The Blue Angels "Fat Albert" is a C-130T (USMC).

GeorgeTue, 01 Nov 2011 21:50:58 GMT

Flight Dynamics are poor. Not stable at level flight. Must hand fly but do not recommend you try as you will be very disappointed.

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