January 2006
Sea Power;Jan2006, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p136
The article looks at the features and functions of the United States Coast Guard. The HC-130 Hercules is a long-range search-and-logistics turboprop aircraft which can transport up to 86 passengers, 50,000 pounds of cargo and large quantities of rescue/survival and oil pollution-control equipment. The HU-25 is a medium-range search-and-rescue turbojet aircraft which enables Coast Guard crews to get on-scene easily and stay airborne for up to four hours. The HH-65 helicopter is certified for operation in all-weather nighttime operations.


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