An (at that time) unusual dark grey C-130J-30 of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The RAAF started to repaint their twelve fleet strong C-130Js in 2007, and had finished the repainting programme by August 2017. The C-130J was first introduced into RAAF service in 1999, featuring a light grey camouflage scheme. The current two-tone dark grey scheme was introduced in 2007, reflecting the Hercules' shifting focus to tactical airlift operations. The dozen Js are flown by 37 Squadron out of RAAF Base Richmond.
Delivered to RAAF Richmond in January 2000. Deployed to Indonesia in 2002 and the Middle East in 2003. The wing centre section was damaged by a crane during an engine change at some stage and the aircraft was parked at Richmond and used for parts pending a decision on depot level repair. Repaired and returned to service with 37 Squadron in 2006.