C130J Hercules Aircraft

This is a C-130J Hercules Plastic Model Kit by Italeri. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older.

Italeri C130J Hercules Aircraft Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #551255
 Italeri # ita551255
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1:72
  • Length: 16.3" (414mm)
  • Wingspan: 22.4" (569mm)
  • Italeri Product Number: 551255
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wdhinds1968 (Oliver Springs Tn)
Great kit great build parts fit well changed the rear deck with 2 small pins so that deck can be opened and closed easily

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  • A static display model built from injection molded gra plastic parts with realistic surface details..
  • Detailed cockpit..
  • Exquisitely detailed payload area..
  • Rear loading ramp can be modeled in the open or closed position..
  • Forward crew access ladder can be fixed in the open or close position..
  • 4 detailed engines..
  • Window glazing..
  • Authentic waterslide decals..
  • Illustrated assembly guide..
  • BONUS: 46 page, full-color photographic reference manua containing a brief history, walkaround, engines, modelin and color profiles..


  • Scale: 1:72
  • Length: 16.3" (414mm)
  • Wingspan: 22.4" (569mm)
  • Italeri Product Number: 551255


One Plastic Model


"Kit is a hit, fit is a miss."
I picked this up because I was thinking it would be fun to detail the cargo area and have an updated version of this venerable workhorse. Sadly, I was wrong. The cockpit is minimal at most, and you would think that with all those windows you could see more inside. You cant. The kit has you fill windows to make one version (of the 4 you can choose from). It would have been easier to open the windows instead. The clear parts barely fit in the space and took a lot of filler to get even close to fitting. The interior- although expansive, lacks any sort of realistic detail. The worst part of this kit was the fit of the engines to the wings. Painting was a blast - but raised panel lines make washes and weathering a bit trickier than it should be. I hope that at some point this kit is updated to recessed panel lines (like the AC-130 kit, which I also have), and that the overall level of detail is enhanced and upgraded. Having this, the AC-130 and the MC-130 kits you can see the same issue running through at least 2 of the kits, so It will be interesting to compare deeply the issues between the 3. As it is, the kit would be frustrating for beginners. If you want more of a fight than it might be worth, then by all means go for it - if not, look elsewhere.

"if you want a J you dont have a choice"
so i cant hate on italeri too much, being that they are really the only company to tackle the most widespread cargo aircraft in the world (which still confuses me). i'm in the air force and see these planes very regularly. this kit looks good from far but is far from good. its obvious that they used their old mold for the H model, which is fine but i would have expected a little more correction that they provided. the engine nacelles are totally the wrong shape, they were changed to fit the much more powerful engine for the J model. the sponsons on the side of the aircraft are too short, the intake on the right side is a big difference between the H and J and is almost laughable at italeris attempt at it. all this being said, it is your only option for a J model. so i sucked it up and im working on their 1/48 scale one now.


  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for 3 Air Force Versions
  • 1: US Maryland Air National Guard
  • 2: Italian Air Force, 46 Brigatta Aerea
  • 3: Royal Air Force, Lyneham
  • Airframe and Detail Paint Colors: - Flat Black, Semi-Gloss Steel, Flat Light Ghost Gray, Flat Olive Drab, Flat Pale Green, Semi-Gloss Orange, Metallic Gun Metal, Flat Gunship Gray, Gloss Insigna White, Gloss Red

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