MC-130 Combat Talon I Desktop Model w/ BLU-82 'Daisy Cutter' Desktop Model
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Based on the C-130 Hercules transport, they are designed to provide infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces, as well as psychological operations support and helicopter air refueling. Variants include the MC-130E Combat Talon I, MC-130H Combat Talon II, MC-130P Combat Shadow, and MC-130W Combat Spear. The MC-130E was developed in the early 1960s. The Combat Talon I was equipped with an electronic and infrared (IR) countermeasures suite and terrain-following radar, enabling it to avoid enemy radar and anti aircraft weapons.
The MC-130H Combat Talon II first entered active service in 1990. Originally designed to replace the Combat Talon I, an increase in the requirement for special-operations-capable aircraft stalled plans to retire its older cousin. The MC-130P primarily flies missions at night to reduce probability of visual acquisition and intercept by airborne threats.
The first MC-130W was presented to Air Force Special Operations Command on June 28, 2006. The aircraft was developed to replace MC-130 Combat Talon/Shadow combat losses experienced since 1997. The program modifies C-130H aircraft from the 1987 to 1990 year group, which is the same time period as the Combat Talon fleet currently in AFSOC service. The new aircraft are not as capable as the Combat Talon, but are still more capable than a standard C-130H, plus they have the ability to air-to-air refuel special operations helicopters.