|For other vehicles of this type, see C-130.|
The plane is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft. It is capable of short takeoffs and landings on unprepared runways, a capacity the Brotherhood of Nod uses to deliver its vehicles to its airstrips worldwide.
GDI use the Hercules for delivery of ordnance and deployment of paratroopers among other things.
The Hercules delivers vehicles for Nod in the Renegade multiplayer.
The C-130 was not seen in Tiberian sun because of the evolution of VTOL technology and the increased frequency of ion storms.
In a mission in Renegade Havoc hijack one to escape from Sakura's comanche only for to be shot down by the Nod Copter.
The variant of the C-130 portrayed in the game is the C-130A Hercules, but with a stretched fuselage similar to that found on C-130H-30/L-100-30 and C-130J-30 variants.