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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) - Robins Air Force Base is ready to release its first C-130J - the newest variant of the workhorse transport aircraft.

The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/nA5MUZ ) the aircraft underwent more than 100 days in a new depot maintenance program at Robins.

Col. Randy Burke, head of the aircraft maintenance group at Robins, says a big difference between the C-130J and earlier versions of the C130 is the engine.

The J-series features a six-bladed propeller instead of a four-blade like the older models.

Burke says the aircraft is set to return to its home station at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

 

Information from: The Macon Telegraph, http://www.macontelegraph.com

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