The Lockheed WC-130 Weatherbird is a high-wing medium-range aircraft used in weather reconnaissance missions. The aircraft is a modified version of the C-130 transport configured with palletized weather instrumentation for penetration of tropical disturbances and storms hurricanes and winter storms to obtain data on movement size and intensity. The WC-130 is the weather data collection platform for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.
Made by Lockheed CorporationLockheed Martin.
It is the successor of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules .