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US special operations

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One of the Air Force’s biggest planes has helped pull off every major special ops mission since Vietnam

Since the mid-1960s, the Air Force has used the MC-130 to support special-operations missions all over the world. The Air Force is now rolling out the MC-130J model, and it will remain important as special operators adapt to new challenges. "The MC-130 is a very versatile and flexible aircraft," a former Air Force officer and Combat Talon pilot told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US military has thousands of aircraft that can launch attacks and support conventional operations, from the futuristic F-35 and F-22 fighters to the venerable A-10 and AC-130 close air support planes.When it comes to supporting s...