Fourth 'most advanced tactical airlifter' arrives at Yokota

alt=A C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flight line at Yokota Air Base

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flight line at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017. This is the fourth new C-130J delivered to Yokota from the Lockheed Martin facility. The C-130J has the ability to transport more than 40,000 pounds of cargo and supplies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

alt=Members of the C-130J delivery team pose for a photo in front of a C-130J Super Hercules

Members of the C-130J delivery team pose for a photo in front of a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017. This is the fourth C-130J delivered to Yokota AB from a Lockheed Martin facility. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions include tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

alt=Staff Sgt. Christopher Rivera, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, adjusts propeller position on a C-130J Super Hercules

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Rivera, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, adjusts the propeller position on a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017. This is the fourth new C-130J delivered to Yokota from the Lockheed Martin facility. The Super Hercules’ major system improvements include an advanced two-pilot flight station with fully digital avionics, a color multifunctional liquid crystal and heads-up display and state-of-the-art navigation systems. The aircraft features fully integrated defensive systems, a low-power color radar, a digital moving map display and new turbo-prop engines with six-bladed all-composite propellers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

alt=Crew chiefs from the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform post-flight inspections

U.S. Air Force crew chiefs assigned to the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform post-flight inspections at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017. This is the 374th Airlift Wing’s fourth new C-130J as the base transitions from the H model. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

alt=Crew member from the 36th Airlift Squadron unloads luggage from a C-130J Super Hercules

A U.S. Air Force member assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron unloads luggage from a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017. This is the fourth C-130J delivered to Yokota AB from Lockheed Martin facility. The new C-130J is 81% quieter during takeoff, 14% faster, can travel 1,287 km further, and can carry 4,090 kg more than its predecessor, the C-130H Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

alt=Staff Sgt. Christopher Rivera, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight crew chief, performs a post-flight inspection

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Rivera, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight crew chief, performs a post-flight inspection of a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017. This is the 374th Airlift Wing’s fourth new C-130J as the base transitions from the H model. The new C-130J is 81% quieter during takeoff, 14% faster, can travel 1,287 km further, and can carry 4,090 kg more than its predecessor, the C-130H Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

alt=A C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flight line

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flight line at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug.10, 2017. This is the fourth new C-130J delivered to Yokota from the Lockheed Martin facility. The new C-130J is 81% quieter during takeoff, 14% faster, can travel 1,287 km further, and can carry 4,090 kg more than its predecessor, the C-130H Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

alt=Airman from the 374th Operations Group unload cargo from a C-130J Super Hercules

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 374th Operations Group unload cargo from a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions include tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

alt=Crew members from the 36th Airlift Squadron unload pallets

U.S. Air Force members assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron unload pallets at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017. This is the 374th Airlift Wing’s fourth new C-130J as the base transitions from the H model. The new C-130J is 81% quieter during takeoff, 14% faster, can travel 1,287 km further, and can carry 4,090 kg more than its predecessor, the C-130H Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The fourth U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules arrives at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 10, 2017. The C-130J has the ability to transport more than 40,000 pounds of cargo and supplies. This rugged aircraft is regularly sent on missions in the harshest environments, and is often the first aircraft to touch down, usually on austere landing strips before any other transport to provide humanitarian relief after natural disasters.