The C-130 Hercules is a tactical transport aircraft built by Lockheed Martin. It is one of the most used transport aircraft in the planet, seeing service in over 60 countries.The C-130 variant featured in game is the C-130B Hercules.
Ace Combat 04: Shattered SkiesEdit
A single FEAF Hercules is present in the first stage of the mission "Tango Line". Four units can be also encountered in the first Trial Missions stage, "Target Sweeper" as optional targets. In addition to these appearances, a small number of C-130s appear as ground objects in the mission "Shattered Skies". Notably, attacking these aircraft will trigger a "hold fire" warning.
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung WarEditIn Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, the C-130 is an aircraft operated by the Yuktobanian Air Force. Compared to AC04, it is somewhat more common, as far as appearances are concerned.
In the main campaign, it is first introduced as an enemy cargo aircraft in the first phase of the mission "White Bird (Part I)", where several units drop BMD-1 on the Basset Space Center. Several of these aircraft are encountered as TGTs in "Blind Spot", and a lone C-130 can be later found in mission 16B, "Desert Lightning".
The Hercules is also an enemy target in Arcade Mode. It is an special aircraft marked with the "[M]" icon, replenishing the player's missile payload when shot down, or ocassionally with the "[S]", which instead rearms the player's special weapons reserve. Occupied by Free Erusea, they can be encountered in Areas 01A, 02A and 04A. After those stages, its role is overtaken by the C-5 Galaxy.
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan WarEditIn Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War, the C-130 Hercules is an uncommon large-scale aircraft. A small number of units are used by the Ustio Air Force and the Belkan Air Force in the game's campaign mode.
Later on, a neutral Belkan Hercules carrying wounded personnel can be found in "The Inferno". A single aircraft used by rebel Belkan troops appears as a neutral enemy in "Lying in Deceit", while another pair of rebel units is featured in mission 14C, "The Final Overture".
Ace Combat: Assault HorizonEdit
The rarest aircraft of the three, it makes its sole appearance in the introduction of the mission "Home Front", where a Hercules is used to transport William Bishop and the rest of Task Force 108 from Russia to Miami. Due to its brief appearance, the exact variant featured cannot be identified properly.