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C-130 Hercules
USAF C-130E
Role Military transport aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Lockheed
Lockheed Martin
First flight 23 August 1954
Introduction December 1957
Status In production
Primary users United States Air Force
United States Marine Corps
Royal Air Force
others in Operators
Produced 2,262 as of 2006[1]
Unit cost US$62 million[citation needed]
Variants C-130J Super Hercules
AC-130 Spectre/Spooky
Lockheed DC-130
Lockheed EC-130
Lockheed HC-130
Lockheed LC-130
Lockheed MC-130
Lockheed WC-130
Lockheed L-100 Hercules
.The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin.^ The C-130 Hercules The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four engine turboprop military transport aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces.
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^ C-130 hercules Lockheed C-130 Hercules .
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^ Four Lockheed C-130 Hercules zoom .
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.Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft.^ This remarkably versatile aircraft was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft and is perfectly capable of operating from an unprepared runway.
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^ Capable of takeoffs and landings from unprepared runways, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft.
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^ About the Lockheed C-130 Capable of short takeoffs and landings from unprepared runways, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation and cargo transport aircraft.
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.The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship, for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol and aerial firefighting.^ The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship, for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol and aerial firefighting.

^ The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship, for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling and aerial firefighting.
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^ Its secondary role was combat search and rescue.
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.It is the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide.^ Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for military forces worldwide.
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^ The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide.
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^ It is the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide.
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.Over 40 models and variants of the Hercules serve with more than 50 nations.^ There are more than 40 versions of the Hercules, and it is widely used by more than 50 nations.
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^ There are more than 40 versions of the Hercules and it is widely used by more than 50 nations.
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^ There are more than 40 models of the Hercules, including several gunships, and it is widely used by more than 50 nations.
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.During its years of service the Hercules family has participated in countless military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations.^ During its years of service the Hercules family has participated in countless military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations.
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^ During more than 50 years of service the family has participated in military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations.
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^ Over more than 50 years of service, the C-130 family has established a solid record of reliability and durability, participating in military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations.
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.The family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history.^ The production line in Marietta is the longest continually operating military aircraft production line in history.
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^ The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history.
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^ The family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history.
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.In 2007, the C-130 became the fifth aircraft—after the English Electric Canberra, B-52 Stratofortress, Tupolev Tu-95, and KC-135 Stratotanker—to mark 50 years of continuous use with its original primary customer, in this case, the United States Air Force.^ C-130 and KC-135 departing.
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^ They all belong to the United States Air Force.
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^ Bulgaria Air Force 3 views Tupolev Tu-154M .
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.The C-130 is also the only military aircraft to remain in continuous production for 50 years with its original customer, as the updated C-130J Super Hercules.^ Large C-130 Hercules model aircraft .
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^ The C-130J will replace C-130 Hercules aircraft currently in service.

^ The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history.
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Background and requirements

.The Korean War, which began in June 1950, showed that World War II-era transports—C-119 Flying Boxcars, C-47 Skytrains and C-46 Commandos—were inadequate for modern warfare.^ The Korean War , which began in June, 1950, showed that World War II -era transports— C-119 Flying Boxcars , C-47 Skytrains and C-46 Commandos —were inadequate for modern warfare.
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^ The Korean War, which began in June, 1950, showed that World War II-era transports—C-119 Flying Boxcars, C-47 Skytrains and C-46 Commandos—were inadequate for modern warfare.
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^ The C-130 Hercules was designed during the Korean war to replace late World War II designs that were not big enough to cope with the demands of modern warfare.
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.Thus on 2 February 1951, the United States Air Force issued a General Operating Requirement (GOR) for a new transport to Boeing, Douglas, Fairchild, Lockheed, Martin, Chase Aircraft, North American, Northrop, and Airlifts Inc.^ They all belong to the United States Air Force.
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^ Active United States military aircraft .
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^ Thus on February 2 , 1951 , the United States Air Force issued a General Operating Requirement (GOR) for a new transport to Boeing , Douglas , Fairchild , Lockheed , Martin , Chase Aircraft , North American Northrop , and Airlifts Inc .
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.The new transport would have a capacity for 92 passengers, 72 combat troops or 64 paratroopers, a range of 1,100 nmi (1,300 mi; 2,000 km), takeoff capability from short and unprepared strips, and the ability to fly with one engine shut down.^ Payload - 92 troops, 64 paratroops.
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^ The C130 Hercules is capable of short takeoffs and landings from unprepared runways.
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^ The new transport would have a capacity for 92 passengers, 72 combat troops or 64 paratroopers, a range of 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km), takeoff capability from short and unprepared strips, and the ability to fly with one engine shut down.
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.Fairchild, North American, Martin and Northrop declined to participate.^ Fairchild, North American, Martin and Northrop declined to participate.
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^ Thus on February 2 , 1951 , the United States Air Force issued a General Operating Requirement (GOR) for a new transport to Boeing , Douglas , Fairchild , Lockheed , Martin , Chase Aircraft , North American Northrop , and Airlifts Inc .
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^ Thus on February 2, 1951, the United States Air Force issued a General Operating Requirement (GOR) for a new transport to Boeing, Douglas, Fairchild, Lockheed, Martin, Chase Aircraft, North American Northrop, and Airlifts Inc.
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.The remaining five companies tendered a total of ten designs: Lockheed two, Boeing one, Chase three, Douglas three, and Airlifts Inc.^ The remaining five companies tendered a total of ten designs: Lockheed two, Boeing one, Chase three, Douglas three, Airlifts Inc.
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^ Thus on February 2 , 1951 , the United States Air Force issued a General Operating Requirement (GOR) for a new transport to Boeing , Douglas , Fairchild , Lockheed , Martin , Chase Aircraft , North American Northrop , and Airlifts Inc .
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^ The contest was a close affair between the lighter of the two Lockheed (preliminary project designation L-206) proposals and a four-turboprop Douglas design.
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one. .The contest was a close affair between the lighter of the two Lockheed (preliminary project designation L-206) proposals and a four-turboprop Douglas design.^ The contest was a close affair between the lighter of the two Lockheed (preliminary project designation L-206) proposals and a four-turboprop Douglas design.
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^ A Hercules in Real Life The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft built by Lockheed.
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^ The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces...
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The two YC-130 prototypes; the blunt nose was replaced with radar on later production models.
.The Lockheed design team was led by Willis Hawkins, starting with a 130 page proposal for the Lockheed L-206.^ The Lockheed design team was led by Willis Hawkins , starting with a 130 page proposal for the Lockheed L-206 , and another two-turboprop and heavier one.
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^ The Lockheed design team was led by Willis Hawkins, starting with a 130 page proposal for the Lockheed L-206, and another two-turboprop and heavier one.
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^ The contest was a close affair between the lighter of the two Lockheed (preliminary project designation L-206) proposals and a four-turboprop Douglas design.
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[2] Hall Hibbard, Lockheed vice president and chief engineer, saw the proposal and directed it to Kelly Johnson, who did not care for the low-speed, unarmed aircraft, remarked, "If you sign that letter, you will destroy the Lockheed Company."[2] Both Hibbard and Johnson signed the proposal and the company won the contract for the now-designated Model 82 on 2 July 1951.[3]
.The first flight of the YC-130 prototype was made on 23 August 1954 from the Lockheed plant in Burbank, California.^ Mission: The C-130 debuted on August 23, 1954.
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^ Lockheed C-130 Hercules 1954 .
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^ The first prototype of the C-130 was the YC-130 that was tested in California in 1954.
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.The aircraft, serial number 53-3397, was the second prototype but the first of the two to fly.^ The aircraft, serial number 53-3397, was the second prototype but the first of the two to fly.
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^ It was the second of the two Burbank-built C-130 prototypes (53-3397) that made the first flight.
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^ Navy C-130 Hercules VQ-2 EA-3B Skywarriors Photograph Two EA-3B Skywarrior aircraft from Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 fly behind a Navy C-130 Hercules near Gibraltar.

.The YC-130 was piloted by Stanley Beltz and Roy Wimmer on its 61-minute flight to Edwards Air Force Base; Jack Real and Dick Stanton served as flight engineers.^ After a satisfying sixty-one minute flight, they landed the YC-130 at Edwards Air Force Base for further tests.
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^ The YC-130 was piloted by Stanley Beltz and Roy Wimmer on its 61-minute flight to Edwards Air Force Base ; Jack Real and Dick Stanton served as flight engineers.
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^ The aircraft was based at Bateem Air Force Base.
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.Kelly Johnson flew chase in a P2V Neptune.^ Kelly Johnson flew chase in a P2V Neptune.
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^ Kelly Johnson flew chase in a P2V Neptune .
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^ Kelly Johnson, all his reservations about the new transport, flew in a Lockheed P2V Neptune chase plane.
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[4]

Production

C-130H Hercules flight deck
.After the two prototypes were completed, production began in Marietta, Georgia, where more than 2,300 C-130s have been built.^ After the two prototypes were completed, production began in Marietta, Georgia , where more than 2,000 C-130s have been built.
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^ After the two prototypes were completed, production began in Marietta, Georgia, where more than 2,000 C-130s have been built.
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^ Only the two YC-130 prototypes (#53-3396 was the first built) were assembled at Lockheed's "Skunk Works" plant in Burbank, while more than 2,000 subsequent aircraft have been built in Marietta, Georgia.
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[5]
.The initial production model, the C-130A, was powered by Allison T56-A-9 turboprops with three-blade propellers.^ The initial production model was the C-130A, with four three-bladed Allison T56-A-9 turboprops.
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^ The C-130A was delivered with Allison T56-A-1 turboprops and 3 blade propellers.
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^ Power Plant - 4 Allison T56-A-15 Turboprops; 4,300 horsepower each.
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.Deliveries began in December 1956, continuing until the introduction of the C-130B model in 1959. Some A models were re-designated C-130D after being equipped with skis.^ Some A models were re-designated C-130D after being equipped with skis.
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^ Deliveries began in December 1956, continuing until the introduction of the C-130B model in 1959.
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^ In December of 1956 deliveries to Tactical Air Command units began.

.The newer C-130B had ailerons with increased boost — 3,000 psi (21 MPa) versus 2,050 psi (14 MPa) — as well as uprated engines and four-bladed propellers that were standard until the J-model's introduction.^ The newer C-130B had ailerons with increased boost — 3,000 versus 2,050 lbf/in² (21 versus 14 MPa) — as well as uprated engines and four-bladed propellers that were standard until the "J" model's introduction.
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^ It had uprated engines, new propellers and increased fuel capacity; .
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^ Four bladed props started on the B model in 1959 and were Hamilton Standard Props.
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C-130A model

.The first production C-130s were designated as A-models, with deliveries in 1956 to the 463d Troop Carrier Wing at Ardmore AFB, Oklahoma and the 314th Troop Carrier Wing at Sewart AFB, Tennessee.^ The first production C-130s were designated as A-models, with deliveries to the 463rd Troop Carrier Wing at Ardmore AFB , Oklahoma and the 314th Troop Carrier Wing at Sewart AFB , Tennessee.
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^ The aircraft was allocated to the 314th Troop Carrier Wing.
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^ The first production C-130s were designated as A-models, with deliveries to the 463rd Troop Carrier Wing at Ardmore AFB, Oklahoma and the 314th Troop Carrier Wing at Sewart AFB, Tennessee.
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.Six additional squadrons were assigned to the 322d Air Division in Europe and the 315th Air Division in the Far East.^ Six additional squadrons were assigned to the 322nd Air Division in Europe and the 315th Air Division in the Far East.
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^ The aircraft was allocated to the 315th Air Division.
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^ Leone is a retired Air Force flier; Lankford is assigned to Air Mobility Command's Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards AFB, Calif., where the upgraded aircraft has been undergoing additional flight test since its first successful flight last September.
  • C-130 flying unit gets glimpse of its future when upgraded aircraft returns home for inspection 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.908aw.afrc.af.mil [Source type: General]

.Additional airplanes were modified for electronics intelligence work and assigned to Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany while modified RC-130As were assigned to the Military Air Transport Service (MATS) photo-mapping division.^ Additional airplanes were modified for electronics intelligence work and assigned to Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany while modified RC-130As were assigned to the Military Air Transport Service (MATS) photo-mapping division.
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Additional airplanes were modified for electronics intelligence work and assigned to Rhein-Main Air Base , Germany while modified RC-130As were assigned to the Military Air Transport Service (MATS) photo-mapping division.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The military configures the versatile Hercules for combat, for airlift, for search and rescue, for air-to-air refueling, for electronic warfare, for weather reconnaissance, and for many other purposes.
  • How to Identify a C-130 Hercules | eHow.com 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

.Airplanes equipped with giant skis were designated as C-130Ds, but were essentially A-models except for the conversion.^ Some A models were re-designated C-130D after being equipped with skis.
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Airplanes equipped with giant skis were designated as C-130Ds, but were essentially A-models except for the conversion.
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After Air Force C-130Ds proved the type's usefulness in Antarctica, the US Navy purchased a number of B-models equipped with skis that were designated as LC-130s.
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As the C-130A became operational with Tactical Air Command (TAC), the airplane's lack of range became apparent and additional fuel capacity was added in the form of external pylon-mounted tanks at the end of the wings.^ The Tactical Air Command (TAC) wanted in on the action also.

^ Air Mobility Command's participation in Operation ...
  • C 130 - surchur 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC surchur.com [Source type: General]

^ As the C-130A became operational with Tactical Air Command (TAC), the airplane's lack of range became apparent and additional fuel capacity was added in the form of external pylon-mounted tanks at the end of the wings.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The A-model continued in service through the Vietnam War, where the airplanes assigned to the four squadrons at Naha AB, Okinawa and one at Tachikawa Air Base, Japan performed yeoman's service, including operating highly classified special operations missions such as the BLIND BAT FAC/Flare mission and FACT SHEET leaflet mission over Laos and North Vietnam.^ The aircraft was allocated to the 7 Special Operations Squadron.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The first airdrops of the war were performed exclusively by the 7th Special Operations Squadron.
  • combatindex.com: C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.combatindex.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The gunship squadrons are part of the Air Force Special Operations Command.
  • C-130 Gunship Hercules Model - C130 Gunship Spectre Hercules Lockheed Wood Model Airplane - $149.98 : Model Airplane Factory, Mahogany Wood Model Airplanes, Wooden Model Helicopters, Military Wall Plaques in Wholesale and Retail. 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.modelairplanefactory.com [Source type: Academic]

.The A-model was also provided to the South Vietnamese Air Force as part of the Vietnamization program at the end of the war, and equipped three squadrons based at Tan Son Nhut AFB. Last operator in the world is the Honduran Air Force which is still flying one of five A model Hercs.^ At this time this aircraft was still being operated by the UAE Air Force.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ At this time this aircraft was being operated by the United States Air Force in the Vietnam war.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The aircraft was based at Bateem Air Force Base.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

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C-130B model

.The C-130B model was developed to complement the A-models that had previously been delivered,and incorporated new features, particularly increased fuel capacity in the form of auxiliary tanks built into the center wing section and an AC electrical system.^ The D model also has increased fuel capacity and provision for jet-assisted takeoff.
  • C-130 Hercules@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The C-130B model was developed to complement the A-models that had previously been delivered,and incorporated new features, particularly increased fuel capacity in the form of auxiliary tanks built into the center wing section and an AC electrical system.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The D model also has increased fuel capacity and provision for jet -assisted takeoff.
  • Federation of American Scientists :: C-130 Hercules 20 September 2009 16:29 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • C-130 Hercules - Die Boervolk van SA 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.boervolk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Four-bladed Hamilton Standard propellers replaced the Aero Product three-bladed propellers that distinguished the earlier A-models.^ The initial production model was the C-130A, with four three-bladed Allison T56-A-9 turboprops.
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.theaviationzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 2004 Nightmare C-130 Iraq 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.cargolaw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Three-blade prop replaced later four-blade version.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Hamilton Standard propellers were also used after 1978.
  • FIFTY HERCULEAN YEARS: THE C-130'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Walter J. Boyne's "World Aviation History": Wings Over Kansas 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.wingsoverkansas.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.B-models replaced A-models in the 314th and 463rd Troop Carrier Wings.^ The aircraft was allocated to the 29th Troop Carrier Squadron, 463rd Troop Carrier Wing.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The aircraft was allocated to the 345th Troop Carrier Squadron, 314th Troop Carrier Wing.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ B-models replaced A-models in the 314th and 463rd Troop Carrier Wings.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During the Vietnam War four squadrons assigned to the 463rd Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wing based at Clark and Mactan Air Fields in the Philippines were used primarily for tactical airlift operations in South Vietnam.^ The aircraft was allocated to the 29th Troop Carrier Squadron, 463rd Troop Carrier Wing.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The 36th is the only forward-based tactical airlift squadron in the Pacific.
  • Yokota Air Base - Media Gallery 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.yokota.af.mil [Source type: General]

^ The aircraft was allocated to the 345th Troop Carrier Squadron, 314th Troop Carrier Wing.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

.In the spring of 1969 463rd crews commenced COMMANDO VAULT bombing missions dropping M-121 10,000 lb (4,534 kg) bombs to clear "instant LZs" for helicopters.^ In the spring of 1969 463rd crews commenced COMMANDO VAULT bombing missions dropping M-121 10,000 pound bombs to clear "instant LZs" for helicopters.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For the Marines, the Osprey's primary mission is to fly from an amphibious assault ship at twice the speed of a helicopter and land in a confined space or on a beach to drop off twenty-four combat troops or 20,000 pounds of cargo.
  • Vertical Power: Fourth Quarter 2007 20 September 2009 16:29 UTC www.codeonemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In its primary role of psychological operations, the MC-130E air-dropped 11 15,000-pound BLU-82/B general purpose bombs and flew multiple missions air-dropping and dispersing leaflets.
  • combatindex.com: C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.combatindex.com [Source type: Reference]

.As the Vietnam War wound down, the 463rd B-models and A-models of the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing were transferred back to the United States where most were assigned to Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard units.^ The aircraft was acquired by the United States Air Force .
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The aircraft was allocated to the 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, United States Air Force.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The aircraft was allocated to the 374th Airlift Wing.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

.Another prominent role for the B-model was with the United States Marine Corps, where Hercules initially designated as GV-1s replaced C-119s.^ United States Marine Corps equipment .
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Another prominent role for the B-model was with the United States Marine Corps , where Hercules initially designated as GV-1s replaced C-119s.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The C-130 Hercules was designed during the Korean war to replace late World War II designs that were not big enough to cope with the demands of modern warfare.
  • AVSIM Online - Flight Simulation's Number 1 Site! 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.avsim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After Air Force C-130Ds proved the type's usefulness in Antarctica, the US Navy purchased a number of B-models equipped with skis that were designated as LC-130s.^ Some A models were re-designated C-130D after being equipped with skis.
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Airplanes equipped with giant skis were designated as C-130Ds, but were essentially A-models except for the conversion.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After Air Force C-130Ds proved the type's usefulness in Antarctica, the US Navy purchased a number of B-models equipped with skis that were designated as LC-130s.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An electronic reconnaissance variant of the C-130B was designated C-130B-II. 13 aircraft were converted and operated under the SUN VALLEY program name.^ C-130B models converted to electronic reconnaissance role .
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The aircraft had many advantages including the fact that the aircraft can operate under primitive conditions, the aircraft is easy to repair, and can operate from dirt runways.
  • Golden Age Weaponsmiths C-130 Hercules 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.kitsune.addr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Exhibit 10, states that "The ICV shall have the capability of entering, being transportable in, and exiting a C-130 aircraft under its own power, and be capable of immediate combat operations..."
  • Army's Stryker vehicle a "strykeout" 24 September 2009 23:34 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They were operated primarily from Yokota Air Base, Japan.^ When reporting an air crash to external organisations, the switchboard operator of the air base fire service Emergency Centre is instructed to report the applicable scenario.
  • NBDC - Summary of the Hercules Crash 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nbdc.nl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After a satisfying sixty-one minute flight, they landed the YC-130 at Edwards Air Force Base for further tests.
  • FIFTY HERCULEAN YEARS: THE C-130'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Walter J. Boyne's "World Aviation History": Wings Over Kansas 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.wingsoverkansas.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The officials included the Head of the Air Base Fire Service, personnel from the Air Force Security Service, the Commander and Deputy Commander of the air base, the Head of the Unit Operating Safety Office and the Royal Marechaussee.
  • NBDC - Summary of the Hercules Crash 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nbdc.nl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.All reverted to standard C-130B cargo aircraft after their replacement in the reconnaissance role by other aircraft.^ C-130 aircraft are designed for troop and cargo transport and as a medical transport, but the airframe is so versatile that it completes gunship, aerial refueling, search and rescue, scientific research, weather reconnaissance and fire fighting roles with ease.
  • AVSIM Online - Flight Simulation's Number 1 Site! 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.avsim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "This is quite simply the finest cargo aircraft we have ever seen in FS2004 and deserves to be regarded as one of the finest FS2004 aircraft of all time" PC Pilot .
  • Just Flight - Product page for C-130 Hercules ORIGINAL VERSION 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.justflight.com [Source type: General]

^ With a high-mounted wing to maximize cargo space and a hydraulically-operated ramp at the rear of the fuselage, the C-130 set the standard layout for all future cargo aircraft.
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: Academic]

.The C-130B-II was distinguished by its false external wing fuel tanks, which were disguised signals intelligence (SIGINT) receiver antennas.^ With a total of 74,000 pounds of fuel in the fuselage and wing tanks, Otis 52 is near max gross takeoff weight.
  • Vertical Power: Fourth Quarter 2007 20 September 2009 16:29 UTC www.codeonemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Additional fuel was carried in tanks built directly into the wings and its landing gear was strengthened to support landings with heavier cargo loads.
  • C-130 Hercules@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The fuselage tank does not have this filler, but can be refueled by transferring fuel from the wing tanks, or from the single-point control panel.
  • C-130 EAWS sections 104, 105, and 106 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC motomom.tripod.com [Source type: Reference]

.These pods were slightly larger than the standard wing tanks found on other C-130Bs.^ The C-130B was known as the sportscar of the group because it had no wing tanks and had improved ailerons which allowed the B model to have a higher roll rate than previous models.
  • C-130 Hercules@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ US Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command studies found that armored cars are about 28 percent heavier and larger than comparable tracked vehicles.
  • Army's Stryker vehicle a "strykeout" 24 September 2009 23:34 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most aircraft featured a swept blade antenna on the upper fuselage, as well as extra wire antennas between the vertical fin and upper fuselage not found on other C-130s.^ The numbers and letters located on the vertical stabilizer fins are called "tail markings" and are used to identify where the aircraft are assigned.
  • Yokota Air Base - Media Gallery 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.yokota.af.mil [Source type: General]

^ The aircraft that carried him and 451 others to safety may now be found as the gate guardian at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
  • FIFTY HERCULEAN YEARS: THE C-130'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Walter J. Boyne's "World Aviation History": Wings Over Kansas 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.wingsoverkansas.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Antennae, props, smoke, sparks, fuel dumping, contrails, and a real neat extra, infra-red flares are done extremely well.

.Radio call numbers on the tail of these aircraft were regularly changed so as to confuse observers and disguise their true mission.^ The numbers and letters located on the vertical stabilizer fins are called "tail markings" and are used to identify where the aircraft are assigned.
  • Yokota Air Base - Media Gallery 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.yokota.af.mil [Source type: General]

^ The aircraft, tail number 53-3129, went into production at the Lockheed Aircraft Co.
  • Federation of American Scientists :: AC-130H Spectre, AC-130U Spooky 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: Reference]
  • TonyRogers.com | C-130 Spectre and Spooky 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.tonyrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The aircraft was allocated the radio call sign VM-JLM. .
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

C-130E model

.The extended range C-130E model entered service in 1962 after it was developed as an interim long-range transport for the Military Air Transport Service.^ The D model also has increased fuel capacity and provision for jet-assisted takeoff C-130E The extended range E model entered service in 1962.
  • C-130 Hercules - Slider 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC enc.slider.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The extended range C-130E model entered service in 1962 after it developed as an interim long-range transport for the Military Air Transport Service.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ C-130E, which is the extended range version, was built as a long range transport.
  • AVSIM Online - Flight Simulation's Number 1 Site! 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.avsim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Essentially a B-model, the new designation was the result of the installation of 1,360 US gal (5,150 L) Sargent Fletcher external fuel tanks under each wings (mid-section) and more powerful Allison T56-A-7A turboprops.^ Power Plant - 4 Allison T56-A-15 Turboprops; 4,300 horsepower each.
  • The C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC webspace.webring.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Under each wing of the C-130E/H is an external pylon fuel tank with a capacity of 1,300 gallons.
  • Federation of American Scientists :: C-130 Hercules 20 September 2009 16:29 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • C-130 Hercules - Die Boervolk van SA 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.boervolk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More powerful Allison T-56-A-7A engines were used and a pair of external fuel tanks with a capacity of 1,360 gallons were slung beneath the wings, between the engines.
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.theaviationzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 2004 Nightmare C-130 Iraq 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.cargolaw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The hydraulic boost pressure to the ailerons was reduced back to 2050 psi as a consequence of the external tanks weight in the middle of the wingspan.^ HYDRAULIC: Four engine-driven pumps supply 3000 psi pressure to the utility and booster systems.
  • Federation of American Scientists :: C-130 Hercules 20 September 2009 16:29 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • C-130 Hercules - Die Boervolk van SA 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.boervolk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hydraulic Systems - Four engine-driven pumps supply 3,000 psi pressure to the utility and booster systems.
  • 2004 Nightmare C-130 Iraq 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.cargolaw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The E model also featured structural improvements, avionics upgrades and a higher gross weight.^ The E model also featured structural improvements, avionics upgrades and a higher gross weight.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • C-130 Hercules - Slider 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC enc.slider.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It also included structural improvements that allowed it a higher gross weight.
  • AVSIM Online - Flight Simulation's Number 1 Site! 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.avsim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ C-130F Naval variant C-130G The Naval variant G model has increased structural strength allowing higher gross weight operation C-130H The H model has updated Allison T56-A-T5 turboprops, a redesigned outer wing, updated avionics, and other minor improvements.
  • C-130 Hercules - Slider 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC enc.slider.com [Source type: Reference]

C-130F / KC-130F / C-130G models

.The KC-130 tankers, originally C-130Fs procured for the US Marine Corps (USMC) in 1958 (under the designation GV-1) are equipped with a removable 3,600 US gal (13,626 l) stainless steel fuel tank carried inside the cargo compartment.^ The KC-130 tankers, originally C-130Fs procured for the US Marine Corps (USMC) in 1958 (under the designation GV-1) are equipped with a removable 13,626 liter (3600 US gallon) stainless steel fuel tank carried inside the cargo compartment.
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the Marine Corps we lovingly call our KC-130's " BattleHerks ".
  • 2004 Nightmare C-130 Iraq 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.cargolaw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We remove a pallet from a C-17 or a KC-30A tanker, load it on the C-130.
  • Fifty Years Of Hercules Down Under: Volume 24 Number 1 2009 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.codeonemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The two wing-mounted hose and drogue aerial refueling pods each transfer up to 300 US gal per minute (19 l per second) to two aircraft simultaneously, allowing for rapid cycle times of multiple-receiver aircraft formations, (a typical tanker formation of four aircraft in less than 30 minutes).^ At any time, we can put up twelve aircraft.
  • Fifty Years Of Hercules Down Under: Volume 24 Number 1 2009 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.codeonemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The two wing-mounted hose and drogue aerial refueling pods each transfer up to 19 liters per second (equivalent to 300 US gallons per minute) to two aircraft simultaneously, allowing for rapid cycle times of multiple-receiver aircraft formations, (a typical tanker formation of four aircraft in less than 30 minutes).
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For the second time in two weeks, I'm limping   .

.The US Navy's C-130G has increased structural strength allowing higher gross weight operation.^ C-130G The Naval variant G model has increased structural strength allowing higher gross weight operation.
  • C-130 Hercules@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The US Navy 's C-130G has increased structural strength allowing higher gross weight operation.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It also included structural improvements that allowed it a higher gross weight.
  • AVSIM Online - Flight Simulation's Number 1 Site! 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.avsim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

C-130H model

.The C-130H model has updated Allison T56-A-15 turboprops, a redesigned outer wing, updated avionics and other minor improvements.^ Similar to the E-model, the C-130H has updated T56-A-T5 turboprops, a redesigned outer wing, updated avionics, and other minor improvements.
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.theaviationzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 2004 Nightmare C-130 Iraq 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.cargolaw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ C-130H The H model has updated Allison T56-A-T5 turboprops, a redesigned outer wing, updated avionics, and other minor improvements.
  • C-130 Hercules@Everything2.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Four Allison turboprop engines T56-A-15 .
  • Federation of American Scientists :: AC-130H Spectre, AC-130U Spooky 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: Reference]
  • TonyRogers.com | C-130 Spectre and Spooky 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.tonyrogers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Later H models had a new, fatigue-life-improved, center wing that was retro-fitted to many earlier H-models.^ Later H models had a new, fatigue-life-improved, center wing that was retro-fitted to many earlier H-models.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The C-130B model was developed to complement the A-models that had previously been delivered,and incorporated new features, particularly increased fuel capacity in the form of auxiliary tanks built into the center wing section and an AC electrical system.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
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^ The C-130B was known as the sportscar of the group because it had no wing tanks and had improved ailerons which allowed the B model to have a higher roll rate than previous models.
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.The H model remains in widespread use with the US Air Force (USAF) and many foreign air forces.^ The H model remains in widespread use with the US Air Force (USAF) and many foreign air forces.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
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^ British Royal Air Force model .
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Used with permission of Air Force Magazine.
  • FIFTY HERCULEAN YEARS: THE C-130'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Walter J. Boyne's "World Aviation History": Wings Over Kansas 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.wingsoverkansas.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Initial deliveries began in 1964 (to the RNZAF), remaining in production until 1996. An improved C-130H was introduced in 1974.
.The United States Coast Guard employs the HC-130H for long range search and rescue, drug interdiction, illegal migrant patrols, homeland security, and logistics.^ The aircraft was ordered by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as 2006.
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^ The aircraft was ordered by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as 2001 .
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^ The aircraft was ordered by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) as 2005.
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.C-130H models produced from 1992 to 1996 were designated as C-130H3 by the USAF. The 3 denoting the third variation in design for the H series.^ From 1992 to 1996 the C-130H was described as a C-130H3 by the USAF. The 3 denoting the third variation in design for the H series.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
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^ LC-130H As C-130H, ski-equipped version for USAF. Produced 1984 Lockheed Marietta, Georgia (LM) .

^ The arrival of the Lockheed-produced C-130 Hercules series of transport lay down the foundation of transport design for decades since its inception.
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules - History, Specifications and Pictures - Military Aircraft 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.militaryfactory.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Improvements included ring laser gyros for the INUs, GPS receivers, a partial glass cockpit (ADI and HSI instruments), a more capable APN-241 color radar, night vision device compatible instrument lighting, and an integrated radar and missile warning system.^ Improvements included a partial glass cockpit (ADI and HSI instruments), a more capable APN-241 color radar, night vision device compatible instrument lighting and an improved electrical system using Bus Switching Units to provide 'clean' power to the more sensitive upgraded components.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
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^ Advanced flat panel displays (for C-130J) Ring Laser Gyro Inertial Navigation system (Northrop Grumman) .
  • C-130 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC coat.ncf.ca [Source type: Reference]

^ That crew's job is to find clear skies around the clouds and storms using the aircraft's AN/APN-241 color low-power weather radar and the crew's own Mk.
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.The electrical system upgrade included Generator Control Units (GCU) and Bus Switching units (BSU)to provide stable power to the more sensitive upgraded components.^ Improvements included a partial glass cockpit (ADI and HSI instruments), a more capable APN-241 color radar, night vision device compatible instrument lighting and an improved electrical system using Bus Switching Units to provide 'clean' power to the more sensitive upgraded components.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Mechanical and electrical systems upgrade: Reliability improvement modifications will be carried out to the Hercules electrical system, auxiliary power unit, environmental control unit, and engines.
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^ Many factors contribute to safety, including reliable components and systems, good continuing training, and the institution of a formal safety program.
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[citation needed]

C-130K model

Royal Air Force C-130K (C.3)
.The equivalent model for export to the UK is the C-130K, known by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as the Hercules C.1.^ The equivalent model for export to the UK is the C-130K , known by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as the Hercules C.1 .
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ British Royal Air Force model with a lengthened fuselage .
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^ British Royal Air Force model .
  • Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - C-130 Hercules 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.aerospaceweb.org [Source type: Academic]

.The C-130H-30 (Hercules C.3 in RAF service) is a stretched version of the original Hercules, achieved by inserting a 100 in (2.54 m) plug aft of the cockpit and an 80 in (2.03 m) plug at the rear of the fuselage.^ Hercules C.3 in RAF service) is a stretched version of the original Hercules , achieved by inserting a 2.54 m plug aft of the cockpit and a 2.03 m plug at the rear of the fuselage.
  • Hercules - Factbites 12 September 2009 12:22 UTC www.factbites.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The C-130H-30 ( Hercules C.3 in RAF service) is a stretched version of the original Hercules, achieved by inserting a 100-inch (2.54 m) plug aft of the cockpit and an 80-inch (2.03 m) plug at the rear of the fuselage.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The C-130H-30 is the stretched version, 15 feet longer.
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.A single C-130K was purchased by the Met Office for use by its Meteorological Research Flight, where it was classified as the Hercules W.2.^ A single C-130K was purchased by the Met Office for use by its Meteorological Research Flight.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]
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^ The aircraft was allocated to the Meteorological Research Flight.
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^ "This Just Flight package in a single stroke takes an already superb Hercules simulation and pushes it off the scale of our reviewing grades.
  • Just Flight - Product page for C-130 Hercules ORIGINAL VERSION 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.justflight.com [Source type: General]

.This aircraft was heavily modified (with its most prominent feature being the long red and white striped atmospheric probe on the nose and the move of the weather radar into a pod above the forward fuselage).^ The aircraft was modified into a DC-130A. .
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^ This aircraft was heavily modified (with its most prominent feature being the long red and white striped atmospheric probe on the nose) to the extent that it was given the designation W.2, to differentiate it from the ordinary C.1.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Most forward part of the aircraft.
  • C-130 EAWS Sections 107 - 201 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC motomom.tripod.com [Source type: Reference]

.This aircraft, named Snoopy, was withdrawn in 2001 and was then modified by Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace as flight-test bed for A400M turbine, the TP400.^ This aircraft, named Snoopy, was withdrawn in 2001.
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This aircraft, named Snoopy , was withdrawn in 2001.
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^ L-100-20(c/n: 382-4412), 1984, High-Technology-Test-Bed aircraft for testing STOL capabilities for further C-130 development, crashed 1993.

.The C-130K is used by the RAF Falcons for parachute drops.^ The C-130K is used by the RAF Falcons for parachute drops.
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Three C-130K (Hercules C Mk.1P) were upgraded and sold to the Austrian Air Force in 2002.[6]

Later C-130 models & variants

.The MC-130E Combat Talon was developed for the USAF during the Vietnam War to support special operations missions throughout Southeast Asia, and spawned a family of special missions aircraft.^ The aircraft was allocated to the 7 Special Operations Squadron.
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^ During Desert Storm, the MC-130E Combat Talon I played a vital role.
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^ Vietnam War aircraft .
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.37 of the earliest models currently operating with the United States Special Operations Command are scheduled to be replaced by new-production MC-130J versions.^ All models, including the new C-130J .

^ Only the H model is currently in operation.
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^ Lockheed MC-130E Combat Talon I (64-0565), c/n: 382-4077, 711th Special Operations Squadron (711 SOS), 919th Special Operations Wing (919 SOW), United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Duke Field AFS, FL, USA .
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  • Photos: Lockheed C-130 Hercules | MilitaryAircraft.de - Aviation Photography 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.militaryaircraft.de [Source type: Reference]

.The EC-130 and EC-130H Compass Call are versions also used by Special Operations.^ EC-130H Compass Call .
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^ C-130 Hercules - Significant operational use .
  • C-130 Hercules: Encyclopedia II - C-130 Hercules - Significant operational use 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.experiencefestival.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Description: EC-130H Compass Call .
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USAF HC-130P refuels a HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter
.The HC-130P/N is long range search and rescue variant used by the USAF (to include the Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard) that was developed from the earlier HC-130P. Equipped for deep deployment of Pararescuemen (PJs), survival equipment, and aerial refueling of combat rescue helicopters, HC-130s are usually the on-scene command aircraft for combat SAR missions.^ The aircraft was allocated to the Alaska Air National Guard .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Jordanian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Brazilian Air Force .
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.Early versions were equipped with the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system, designed to pull a person off the ground using a wire strung from a helium balloon.^ Early versions were equipped with the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system, designed to pull a person off the ground using a wire strung from a helium balloon.
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^ Early versions were equipped with the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system , designed to pull a person off the ground using a wire strung from a helium balloon.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The aircraft was allocated for use as a ground training aid at Scott Air Force Base.
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.The John Wayne movie The Green Berets features its use.^ The John Wayne movie The Green Berets features its use.
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.The Fulton system was later removed when aerial refueling of helicopters proved safer and more versatile.^ The Fulton system was later removed when aerial refueling of helicopters proved safer and more versatile.
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^ These aircraft are equipped with aerial refueling equipment, terrain following, terrain-avoidance radar, an inertial navigation system, and a high speed aerial delivery system.
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The movie The Perfect Storm depicts a real life SAR mission involving aerial refueling of a New York Air National Guard HH-60G by a New York Air National Guard HC-130P.
.The C-130R and C-130T are US Navy and USMC models, both equipped with underwing external fuel tanks.^ LC-130R As C-130H, ski-equipped version for US Navy.

^ The C-130R and C-130T are US Navy and USMC models, both equipped with underwing external fuel tanks.
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^ The KC-130 tankers, originally C-130Fs procured for the US Marine Corps (USMC) in 1958 (under the designation GV-1) are equipped with a removable 13,626 liter (3600 US gallon) stainless steel fuel tank carried inside the cargo compartment.
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.The USN C-130T is similar, but has additional avionics improvements.^ Similar to the E-model, the C-130H has updated T56-A-T5 turboprops, a redesigned outer wing, updated avionics, and other minor improvements.
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^ The C-130T is similar, but has numerous avionics improvements over the R model and is fully night-vision system compatible.
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^ Similar to the E model, the C-130H has updated T56-A-T5 turboprops, a redesigned outer wing, updated avionics, and other minor improvements.
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.In both models, aircraft are equipped with Allison T-56-A-16 engines.^ In both models, USMC aircraft are equipped with Allison T-56-A-16 engines.
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^ Part of the problem stemmed from the shear complexity of both the real aircraft and the FS model.
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^ By June, 1951, Hawkins' team brought the completed proposal for the new Model 82 aircraft to Hall Hibbard, Lockheed's chief of engineering.
  • FIFTY HERCULEAN YEARS: THE C-130'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY: Walter J. Boyne's "World Aviation History": Wings Over Kansas 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC www.wingsoverkansas.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The USMC versions are designated KC-130R or KC-130T when equipped with underwing refueling pods and pylons and are fully night vision system compatible.^ The USMC versions are designated KC-130R or KC-130T when equipped with underwing refueling pods and pylons.
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^ The C-130T is similar, but has numerous avionics improvements over the R model and is fully night-vision system compatible.
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^ Early versions were equipped with the Fulton surface-to-air recovery system, designed to pull a person off the ground using a wire strung from a helium balloon.
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.The RC-130 is a reconnaissance version.^ The RC-130 is a reconnaissance version.
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.A single example is used by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, the aircraft having originally been sold to the former Imperial Iranian Air Force.^ The aircraft was acquired by the Jordanian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Brazilian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Bolivian Air Force.
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.The Lockheed L-100 (L-382) is a civilian variant, equivalent to a C-130E model without military equipment.^ The Lockheed L-100 (L-382) is a civilian variant, equivalent to a C-130E model without pylon tanks or military equipment.
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

^ L100-30 is the civilian Hercules without the under wing fuel tanks or military equipment installed.
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^ Development 1.1 First flight 1.2 Production 1.3 C-130A model 1.4 C-130B model 1.5 C-130E model 1.6 C-130H model 1.7 C-130K model 1.8 Later C-130 models & variants 1.9 Civilian models 1.10 Next generation 1.11 C-130J model 2 Operational history 2.1 Civilian uses 3 Variants 3.1 Military variants 3.2 Civilian variants 4 Operators 5 Operational losses 6 Aircraft on display 7 Specifications (C-130H) 8 See also 9 References 10 External links .
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.The L-100 also has 2 stretched versions.^ Stretched Herks : A number of military operators use the civilian version of the Hercules, which bears the Lockheed designation L-100.
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^ L-100 - Civilian version, equivalent to the C-130E L-100-20 - Civilian version, stretched Template:Convert L-100-30 - Civilian version, stretched Template:Convert [ edit ] Operators .
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^ The L-100 also has 2 stretched versions: the L-100-20 has an 8.3 ft (2.5 m) fuselage stretch and the L-100-30 is stretched by 15 ft (4.6 m).
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Next generation

.In the 1970s, Lockheed proposed a C-130 variant with turbofan engines rather than turboprops, but the US Air Force preferred the takeoff performance of the existing aircraft.^ The aircraft was acquired by the Jordanian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Brazilian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Bolivian Air Force.
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.In the 1980s, the C-130 was intended to be replaced by the Advanced Medium STOL Transport project.^ In the 1980s the C-130 was intended to be replaced by the Advanced Medium STOL Transport project.
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^ The implication here is that the LAV-III was not, originally, intended to be C-130 transportable.
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.The project was canceled and the C-130 has remained in production.^ The project was canceled and the C-130 has remained in production.
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^ Background Four decades have elapsed since the Air Force issued its original design specification, yet the remarkable C-130 remains in production.
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^ The C-130 remains in production as the updated C-130J Super Hercules .
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

.In the 1990s, the improved C-130J Super Hercules was developed by Lockheed (later Lockheed Martin).^ DESCRIPTION: Development of the C-130 Hercules began in the early 1950s, and the popular transport continues to be produced in large numbers half a century later.
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^ To date, the Air Force has purchased 29 C-130J aircraft from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
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^ The C-130 remains in production as the updated C-130J Super Hercules .
  • C-130 Hercules - Aircraft Wiki 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aircraft.wikia.com [Source type: Reference]

.This model is the newest version and the only model in production.^ The three model versions available with this product, C-130E, C-130K and HC-130 .
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.Externally similar to the classic Hercules in general appearance, the J model has new turboprop engines, six-bladed propellers, digital avionics, and other new systems.^ Externally similar to the classic Hercules in general appearance, the J model has new turboprops, digital avionics, and other new systems.
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^ Digital flight controls and six blade advanced propellers.
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^ The newer C-130B had ailerons with increased boost — 3,000 versus 2,050 lbf/in² (21 versus 14 MPa) — as well as uprated engines and four-bladed propellers that were standard until the "J" model's introduction.
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Operational history

A Hercules deploying flares, sometimes referred to as Angel Flares due to the characteristic shape
USMC KC-130F Hercules performing takeoffs and landings aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59) in 1963. The aircraft is now displayed at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
.The Hercules holds the record for the largest and heaviest aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier.^ The Hercules holds the record for the largest and heaviest aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier.
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^ Jun1982 The aircraft broke the world record for Hercules endurance flights on a flight to the Falkland Islands from Ascension Island.
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^ A group of C-130 Hercules aircraft come in for a landing at Nellis, Nov.
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[7] .In October and November 1963, a USMC KC-130F (BuNo 149798), bailed to the US Naval Air Test Center, made 29 touch-and-go landings, 21 unarrested full-stop landings and 21 unassisted take-offs on the USS Forrestal at a number of different weights.^ KC-130F USMC BuNo 149798, c.n.
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^ Altogether, the crew successfully negotiated 29 touch-and-go landings, 21 unarrested full-stop landings, and 21 unassisted takeoffs at gross weights of 85,000 pounds up to 121,000 pounds.
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^ In October and November 1963, a USMC KC-130F (BuNo 149798), bailed to the US Naval Air Test Center, made 21 unarrested landings and take-offs on the USS Forrestal at a number of different weights.
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[8] .The pilot, LT (later RADM) James Flatley III, USN, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his role in this test series.^ The pilot, LT (later RADM) James Flatley III, USN, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation.
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^ The squadron walls echoed of stories of Marine Warrant Officer Henry Wildfang, an old and bold pilot with 15,000 hours and four Distinguished Flying Crosses from service in Korea and Vietnam.
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^ The crew consisted of Lt. James H. Flatley, Lt Cmdr W. W. Stovall, E. F. Brennan and Ted H. Limmer Jr from Lockheed.
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.The tests were highly successful, but the idea was considered too risky for routine "Carrier Onboard Delivery" (COD) operations.^ The tests were highly successful, but the idea was considered too risky for routine " Carrier Onboard Delivery " (COD) operations.
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^ The tests were highly successful, but the idea was considered too risky for routine "Carrier Onboard Delivery" (COD) operations.
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^ Even so, the idea was considered a bit too risky for the C-130 and the Navy elected to use a smaller COD aircraft.
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.Instead, the C-2 Greyhound was developed as a dedicated COD aircraft.^ Instead, the C-2 Greyhound was developed as a dedicated COD aircraft.
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.The Hercules used in the test, most recently in service with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) until 2005, is now part of the collection of the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola, Florida.^ The aircraft was placed on display at the NAS Pensacola Aviation Museum.
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^ (The Hercules used in the test, most recently in service with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 352 ( VMGR-352 ) until 2005, is now part of the collection of the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola , Florida .
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^ (The Hercules used in the test, most recently in service with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) until 2005, is now part of the collection of the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola, Florida.
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While the C-130 is involved in cargo and resupply operations daily, it has been a part of some notable offensive operations:
.In 1964 C-130 crews from the 6315th Operations Group at Naha AB, Okinawa commenced FAC/Flare missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos supporting USAF strike aircraft.^ Apr1970 The aircraft was shot down over the Ho Chi Mihn Trail.
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^ "Operate a C-130 off an aircraft carrier?
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^ My assignment to Naha AFB, Okinawa and later transfer to the 'Blind Bat' operation in Ubon, and eventual reassignment to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.
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.In April 1965 the mission was expanded to North Vietnam where C-130 crews led formations of B-57 bombers on night reconnaissance/strike missions against communist supply routes leading to South Vietnam.^ Mission: The WC-130 Hercules is a high-wing, medium-range aircraft flown by the Air Force Reserve Command for weather reconnaissance missions.
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^ The crews fly night low-level, air refueling and formation operations using night vision goggles.
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^ C-130 Hercules: A C-130 Hercules flies a training mission that dropped pallets of simulated supplies at designated points in Alaskan Feb.
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.In early 1966 Project BLIND BAT/LAMPLIGHTER was established at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand.^ My assignment to Naha AFB, Okinawa and later transfer to the 'Blind Bat' operation in Ubon, and eventual reassignment to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.
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.After the move to Ubon the mission became a four-engine forward air controller (FAC) mission with the C-130 crew searching for targets then calling in strike aircraft.^ Background Four decades have elapsed since the Air Force issued its original design specification, yet the remarkable C-130 remains in production.
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^ The GBU-43/B MOAB is a successor to the BLU-82 and can perform the same function, as well as perform strike functions against hardened targets in a low air threat environment.
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^ In the 1970s Lockheed proposed a C-130 variant with turbofan engines rather than turboprops, but the US Air Force preferred the takeoff performance of the existing aircraft.
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.Another little-known C-130 mission flown by Naha-based crews was COMMANDO SCARF, which involved the delivery of chemicals onto sections of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos that were designed to produce mud and landslides in hopes of making the truck routes impassable.^ In the spring of 1969 463rd crews commenced COMMANDO VAULT bombing missions dropping M-121 10,000 pound bombs to clear "instant LZs" for helicopters.
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^ The crew completing this airlift mission are among more than 70 servicemembers from YARS attached to the 38th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, based here.

^ C-130 Hercules: A C-130 Hercules flies a training mission that dropped pallets of simulated supplies at designated points in Alaskan Feb.
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[citation needed]
.In November 1964, on the other side of the globe, C-130Es from the 464th Troop Carrier Wing but loaned to 322nd Air Division in France, flew one of the most dramatic missions in history in the former Belgian Congo.^ The aircraft was allocated to the 40th Troop Carrier Squadron, 322nd Air Division.
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^ The aircraft was allocated to the 322nd Air Division.
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^ The aircraft was allocated to the 464th Troop Carrier Wing.
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.After a Congolese rebel group named "Simba" took whites in the city of Stanleyville hostage, the US and Belgian developed a joint rescue mission that used the C-130s to airlift and then drop and air-land a force of Belgian paratroopers to rescue the hostages.^ The aircraft was acquired by the Belgian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Belgian Air Force.
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^ The US Marines use their KC-130s to air to air refuel marines aircraft.
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.Two missions were flown, one over Stanleyville designated as RED DRAGON/DRAGON ROUGE and another over Paulis called BLACK DRAGON/DRAGON NOIR during Thanksgiving weeks.^ The Lockheed design team was led by Willis Hawkins , starting with a 130 page proposal for the Lockheed L-206 , and another two-turboprop and heavier one.
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^ The Lockheed design team was led by Willis Hawkins, starting with a 130 page proposal for the Lockheed L-206, and another two-turboprop and heavier one.
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^ During Operation Iraqi Freedom the Commando Solo aircraft were so effective that 15,000 Iraqi troops obeyed a radio call for surrender after two weeks of bombing.
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.The headline-making mission resulted in the first award of the prestigious MacKay Trophy to C-130 crews.^ It is preposterous to make assumptions that could result in the AF refusing to certify transport for any vehicle that is supposed to be C-130 transportable.
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^ U.S. Navy & Marines : The C-130 Hercules first entered naval service in 1960 when four LC-130F' s were obtained for Antarctic support missions.
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^ VIDEO OF C-130 ON A MISSION FROM KANAHAR AFGHANISTAN. The song is "If I Could Be Where You Are" by Enya and the video shows a crew of a C-130 flying out of Kandahar, Afghanistan on a mission to help our troops in the field.
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[citation needed]
.In October 1968 a C-130B from the 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing dropped a pair of M121 10,000 pound bombs that had been developed for the massive B-36 bomber but had never been used.^ The aircraft was allocated to the 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing (463rd TAW).
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^ The aircraft was allocated to the 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing .
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^ The aircraft was allocated to the 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing.
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.The US Army and US Air Force resurrected the huge weapons as a means of clearing landing zones for helicopters and in early 1969 the 463rd commenced COMMANDO VAULT missions.^ In the spring of 1969 463rd crews commenced COMMANDO VAULT bombing missions dropping M-121 10,000 pound bombs to clear "instant LZs" for helicopters.
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^ In the 1970s Lockheed proposed a C-130 variant with turbofan engines rather than turboprops, but the US Air Force preferred the takeoff performance of the existing aircraft.
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^ Just two years after the US Air Force accepted its first Hercules, Australia became the first international C-130 operator.
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.Although the stated purpose of COMMANDO VAULT was to clear LZs, they were also used on enemy base camps and other targets.^ In the spring of 1969 463rd crews commenced COMMANDO VAULT bombing missions dropping M-121 10,000 pound bombs to clear "instant LZs" for helicopters.
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^ I used four small motors (cost about $2.50AUS each), they are flatten on two sides and rounded on the other two (sorry I have no idea what the model no.
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^ They were mostly on the same page as they discussed current issues from immigration reform to protecting the states military bases.

[citation needed]
.The MC-130 Combat Talon variant carries and deploys the among the largest conventional bombs in the world, the BLU-82 "Daisy Cutter" and GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, also known as the MOAB. Daisy Cutters were used during the Vietnam War to clear landing zones and to eliminate mine fields.^ The MC-130 Combat Talon variant carries and deploys what are currently the world's largest conventional bombs, the BLU-82 "Daisy Cutter" and GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, also known as the MOAB. Daisy Cutters were used during the Vietnam War to clear landing zones for helicopters and to eliminate minefields and have recently even been proposed for anti-personnel use.
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^ Daisy Cutters were used in the Vietnam war to create helicopter landing zones.
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^ The MC-130 Combat Talon variant carries and deploys what are currently the world's largest conventional bombs , the BLU-82 "Daisy Cutter" and GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb , also known as the MOAB. Daisy Cutters were used during the Vietnam War to clear landing zones for helicopters and to eliminate minefields and have recently even been proposed for anti-personnel use.
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.The weight and size of the weapons make it impossible or impractical to load them on conventional bombers.^ The weight and size of the weapons make it impossible or impractical to load them on conventional bombers .
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^ The weight and size of the weapons make it impossible or impractical to load them on conventional bombers.
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^ Using the ACE utility to change the loading makes a difference, and you do notice the extra weight in the aircraft, it doesnt respond as sharply as an empty aircraft would.
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.The GBU-43/B MOAB is a successor to the BLU-82 and can perform the same function, as well as perform strike functions against hardened targets in a low air threat environment.^ The GBU-43/B MOAB is a successor to the BLU-82 and can perform the same function, as well as perform strike functions against hardened targets in a low air threat environment.
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^ What used to be a relatively benign environment for aircraft operations now requires higher performance, tactics, and countermeasures to defeat threats.
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^ Capable of independent employment in the no-to-low threat environment.
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.The AC-130 also holds the record for the longest sustained flight by a C-130. From 22 October to 24 October 1997, two AC-130U gunships flew 36.0 hours nonstop from Hurlburt Field Florida to Taegu (Daegu), South Korea while being refueled 7 times by KC-135 tanker aircraft.^ C-130 and KC-135 departing.
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^ At this time this aircraft was being operated as N4187W. .
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^ From 22 October to 24 October 1997, two AC-130U gunships flew 36.0 hours nonstop from Hurlburt Field Florida to Taegu (Daegu) South Korea while being refueled 7 times by KC-135 tanker aircraft.
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.This record flight shattered the previous record longest flight by over 10 hours while the 2 gunships took on 410,000 lb (190,000 kg) of fuel.^ This record flight shattered the previous record longest flight by over 10 hours while the 2 gunships took on 410,000 lbs of fuel.
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^ The center wing box has a limit of 60,000 relative baseline hours (flight hours multiplied by the mission severity factor).
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^ A corrosion limit of 40,000 flight hours is based on historical data and engineering judgment.
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.The gunship has been used in every major U.S. combat operation since Vietnam, except for Operation Eldorado Canyon, the 1986 attack on Libya.^ With the exception of 'Eldorado Canyon' the U.S. raid on Libya, the gunship has been used in every U.S. combat operation since Vietnam.
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^ Combat Shadow crews fly night, low level, air refueling and formation operations using night-vision goggles.
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^ It is a truth that a terrorist can attack any time, any place, using any technique and it's physically impossible to defend at every time and every place against every conceivable technique.
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[9]
.In the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, the Pakistan Air Force modified/improvised several aircraft for use as heavy bombers, and attacks were made on enemy bridges and troop concentrations with some notable successes.^ The aircraft was acquired by the Jordanian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Brazilian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Bolivian Air Force.
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.No aircraft were lost in the operations, though one was slightly damaged.^ Sep1964 The aircraft was lost on operations over Malaysia.
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^ No aircraft were lost in the operations, though one was slightly damaged.
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[10]
.It was also used in the 1976 Entebbe raid in which Israeli commando forces carried a surprise assault to rescue 103 passengers of an airliner hijacked by Palestinian and German terrorists at Entebbe Airport, Uganda.^ It was also used in the 1976 Entebbe raid in which Israeli commando forces carried a surprise assault to rescue 103 passengers of an airliner hijacked by Palestinian and German terrorists at Entebbe Airport, Uganda.
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^ It was also used in the 1976 Entebbe raid in which Israeli commando forces carried a surprise assault to rescue 103 passengers of an airliner hijacked by Palestinian and German terrorists at Entebbe Airport , Uganda .
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^ On June 27, 1976, four terrorists forced an Air France Airbus 300 to divert from its scheduled Athens to Paris route and land at Entebbe, Uganda, the home of dictator Idi Amin.
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.The rescue force — 200 soldiers, jeeps, and a black Mercedes-Benz (intended to resemble Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin's vehicle of state) — was flown 2,200 nmi (2,532 mi; 4,074 km) from Israel to Entebbe by four Israeli Air Force (IAF) Hercules aircraft without mid-air refueling (on the way back, the planes refueled in Nairobi, Kenya).^ The aircraft was acquired by the Jordanian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Brazilian Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the United States Air Force .
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.During the Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas) of 1982, Argentine Air Force C-130s undertook highly dangerous, daily re-supply night flights as blockade runners to the Argentine garrison on the Falkland Islands.^ The aircraft was acquired by the Spanish Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Spanish Air Force.
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^ During the Falklands War of 1982, Argentine Air Force C-130s undertook highly dangerous, daily re-supply flights to the Argentine garrison on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
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They also performed daylight maritime survey flights. .One was lost during the war.^ Only one was lost during the war.
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^ The last military transport lost during the war was a Canairelief Air Lockheed L-1049 CF-NAK on December 17th, 1969 at Uli.
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.Argentina also operated two KC-130s tankers during the war, and these refueled both the Skyhawk and Navy Super Etendards which sank 6 British ships.^ Argentina also operated two KC-130s refuellers during the war, and these refueled the Skyhawk attack planes which sank the British frigate HMS Antelope .
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^ During the Falklands War of 1982, Argentine Air Force C-130s undertook highly dangerous, daily re-supply flights to the Argentine garrison on the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) .
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^ US Marines Corps Reserves refueling tanker similar to the KC-130R but with updated avionics .
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.The British also used their C-130s to support their logistical operations.^ The British also used their C-130s to support their logistical operations.
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^ Following the Persian Gulf war, MC-130s flew extensively in support of Operation Provide Comfort.
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^ Other elements of American airpower, including close air support by B-52, helped the Marines resist, but it was the C-130s that kept them supplied and operating.
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During the Gulf War of 1991 (Operation Desert Storm), the C-130 Hercules was used operationally by the US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps, along with the air forces of Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the UK.
.During the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and the ongoing support of the International Security Assistance Force (Operation Enduring Freedom), the C-130 Hercules has used operationally by Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, the UK and the United States.^ During the 2003 invasion of Iraq , the C-130 Hercules was used operationally by Australia, the UK and the United States.
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^ After the initial invasion, C-130 operators as part of the Multinational force in Iraq used their C-130s to support their forces in Iraq.
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^ During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the C-130 Hercules was used operationally by Australia, the UK and the United States.
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.During the 2003 invasion of Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom), the C-130 Hercules has been used operationally by Australia, the UK and the United States.^ During the 2003 invasion of Iraq , the C-130 Hercules was used operationally by Australia, the UK and the United States.
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^ During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the C-130 Hercules was used operationally by Australia, the UK and the United States.
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^ The C-130 Hercules was designed during the Korean war to replace late World War II designs that were not big enough to cope with the demands of modern warfare.
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.After the initial invasion, C-130 operators as part of the Multinational force in Iraq used their C-130s to support their forces in Iraq.^ The British also used their C-130s to support their logistical operations.
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^ After the initial invasion, C-130 operators as part of the Multinational force in Iraq used their C-130s to support their forces in Iraq.
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^ The C-130 crews and maintainers supporting Joint Enterprise will work together to airlift cargo to locations in the U.S. Europe Command (EUROCOM) and the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) Theaters of Operation.

.One RAF C-130 was shot down on 30 January 2005, when an Iraqi insurgent brought it down firing with a ZU-23 anti-aircraft artillery gun while the plane was flying at 164 ft (50 m) after it had dropped SAS special forces paratroopers.^ May1972 The aircraft was shot Down.
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^ Apr1968 The aircraft was shot Down.
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^ Nov1969 The aircraft was shot Down.
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[11]
USMC C-130T Fat Albert
.A prominent C-130T aircraft is Fat Albert, the support aircraft for the US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team.^ The aircraft was allocated as the Blue Angels aerobatic team support aircraft.
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^ Blue Angels support aircraft.
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^ A prominent C-130T aircraft is Fat Albert, the support aircraft for the US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team.
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.Although Fat Albert supports a Navy squadron, it is operated by the US Marine Corps (USMC) and its crew consists solely of USMC personnel.^ The aircraft was acquired by the US Marine Corps .
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^ Although Fat Albert supports a Navy squadron, it is operated by the US Marine Corps (USMC) and its crew consists solely of USMC personnel.
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and serialed as 149798.
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.At some air shows featuring the team, Fat Albert takes part, performing flyovers and sometimes demonstrating its jet-assisted takeoff (JATO) capabilities.^ At some air shows featuring the team, Fat Albert takes part, performing flyovers and sometimes demonstrating its jet-assisted takeoff (JATO) capabilities.
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^ They may also be equipped with JATO (Jet Assisted Take Off) rockets on both sides just below and behind the wings.
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^ Included is a Jet Assisted Takeoff (JATO) using 8 solid-fuel rockets.
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On 2 September 2009, Bloomberg news reported that the planned upgrade to the older C-130s would be dropped to provide more funds for the F-35, CV-22 and airborne tanker replacement programs.[12]

Civilian uses

A C-130E fitted with a MAFFS dropping fire retardant
.The U.S. Forest Service developed the Modular Airborne FireFighting System for the C-130 in the 1970s, which allows regular aircraft to be temporarily converted to an airtanker for fighting wildfires.^ In the late 1980s, 22 retired USAF C-130As were removed from storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and transferred to the U.S. Forest Service who then sold them to six private companies to be converted into airtankers for use in fighting wildfires (see U.S. Forest Service airtanker scandal).
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^ In the late 1980s, 22 retired USAF C-130As were removed from storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and transferred to the U.S. Forest Service who then sold them to six private companies to be converted into airtankers for use in fighting wildfires (see U.S. Forest Service airtanker scandal ).
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^ In the 1970s Lockheed proposed a C-130 variant with turbofan engines rather than turboprops, but the US Air Force preferred the takeoff performance of the existing aircraft.
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[13] .In the late 1980s, 22 retired USAF C-130As were removed from storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and transferred to the U.S. Forest Service who then sold them to six private companies to be converted into airtankers (see U.S. Forest Service airtanker scandal).^ The aircraft was placed into storage at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, USA. .
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^ The aircraft was placed into storage at Davis Monthan Air Force Base.
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^ At this time this aircraft was in storage at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, USA. .
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.After one of these aircraft crashed due to wing separation in flight as a result of fatigue stress cracking, the entire fleet of C-130A airtankers was permanently grounded in 2004 (see 2002 airtanker crashes).^ (See 2002 airtanker crashes .
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^ After one of these aircraft crashed due to wing separation in flight as a result of fatigue stress cracking, the entire fleet of C-130A airtankers was permanently grounded in 2004.
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^ May1982 The aircraft crashed after its wing broke off.
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.On one occasion, an RAF C-130 was used to transport a Sumatran Woolly Rhino from Indonesia to Port Lymne Zoo in East Sussex, UK to take part in a breeding program.^ The LAV-III is not C-130 transportable This section of the report shows that the LAV-III is not deployable by C-130, and we use the Army's own data to prove it.
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^ During the 2003 invasion of Iraq , the C-130 Hercules was used operationally by Australia, the UK and the United States.
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^ The aircraft was retired from RAF use and placed into storage at Cambridge, UK. 2006.
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[citation needed]

Variants

Military variants

Significant military variants of the C-130 include:
.

Operators

Countries operating the C-130 in December 2006
Philippine Air Force and Army servicemen unload a C-130 of supplies for transfer to waiting U.S. helicopters for delivery to Panay Island.

Operational losses

.The C-130 is a reliable aircraft.^ The C-130 is generally a highly reliable aircraft.
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^ The C-130 performance is so excellent, and it is so rugged and reliable that foreign air forces have been able to meet their air cargo needs with relatively few aircraft.
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.The Royal Air Force recorded an accident rate of about one aircraft loss per 250,000 flying hours over the last forty years, placing it behind Vickers VC10s and Lockheed Tristars with no flying losses.^ The aircraft was ordered by the Royal Air Force and serialed as XV195 .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Royal Saudi Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the Jordanian Air Force .
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[17] .However, more than 15 percent of the 2,350-plus production has been lost, including 70 by the United States Air Force and the United States Marine Corps while serving in the war in Southeast Asia.^ The aircraft was acquired by the United States Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the United States Air Force as 64-0571.
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^ However, more than 15 percent of the 2,350-plus production has been lost, including 70 by the United States Air Force and the United States Marine Corps while serving in the war in Southeast Asia.
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.By the nature of the Hercules' worldwide service, the pattern of losses provides an interesting barometer of the global hot spots over the past fifty years.^ By the nature of the Hercules' worldwide service, the pattern of losses provides an interesting barometer of the global hot spots over the past fifty years, including Iraq.
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^ Fifty Years Of Hercules Down Under: Volume 24 Number 1 2009 .
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^ Fifty Years Of Hercules Down Under Compiled by Jeff Rhodes .
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[18]

Aircraft on display

Nose art on AC-130A AF Serial No. 53-3129 at the USAF Armament Museum, Eglin AFB, FL
AC-130A USAF 53-3129, c/n 3001
First production Hercules, modified to gunship configuration in November 1967, survived 37 mm (1.46 in) AAA hit over South Vietnam in March 1973, repaired, and finally retired from the 711th Special Operations Squadron in 1995 for display at the .Air Force Armament Museum, Eglin AFB, Florida.^ The aircraft was allocated to the Little Rock Air Force Base Museum.
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^ The aircraft was allocated to the museum at Hill Air Force Base.
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^ Museum Tinker Air Force Base .
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Named "The First Lady" since November 1970.
AC-130A USAF 54-1623, c/n 3010
Modified to AC-130A by Ling-Temco-Vought in March 1968, operations in SEA, named "Ghost Rider", then with the 711th SOS, 1975-1997. Retired to Dobbins AFB, Georgia, April 1997, with three-blade props reinstalled, as gate guard. .To eventual Lockheed museum at Marietta, Georgia.^ Produced 1962 Lockheed Marietta, Georgia (LM) .

^ Produced 1958 - 1962 Lockheed Marietta, Georgia (LM) .

^ Produced 1963 - 1964 Lockheed Marietta, Georgia (LM) .

AC-130A USAF 54-1626, c/n 3013
Prototype AC-130A upgrade, operations in Southeast Asia with the 16th Special Operations Squadron, 1967-1972, then to JC-130A test configuration. To the .National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, Ohio as JC-130A in 1976. Back to AC-130A configuration in late 1990s.^ The aircraft was acquired by the United States Air Force .
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^ The aircraft was acquired by the United States Air Force as 64-0571.
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^ The aircraft was ordered for the United States Air Force as 66-0223.
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AC-130A USAF 54-1630, c/n 3017
Airlifter with 314 TCW, then to Air Force Missile Test Center, .Hanscom Air Force Base, February 1960, then modified to JC-130A with various units.^ The aircraft was based at Bateem Air Force Base.
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^ The aircraft was allocated to a new unit at Pope Air Force Base.
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^ It was flown from Burbank, California, to Edwards Air Force Base by Stanley Beltz (pilot) and Roy Wimmer (co-pilot).
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Back to C-130A, November 1967. Conversion by Ling-Temco-Vought to AC-130A, January 1968, ops by 16 SOS, named "Mors de Coelis", then "Azrael - Angel of Death". To 415 SOTS, Hurlburt Field, Florida, August 1971, then to 711 SOS, Duke Field, Florida, November 1975, still as "Azrael" until retirement to the National Museum of the United States Air Force 29 September 1995.
C-130A USAF 55-0037, c/n 3064
Airlifter with 773 TCS, 483 TCW, 315 AD, 374 TCW, 815 TAS, 35 TAS, 109 TAS, belly-landed at Duluth, MN., April 1973, repaired; 167 TAS, 180 TAS, to Chanute Technical Training Center as GC-130A, May 1984, same, June 1990; now displayed at Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, Rantoul Aviation Complex, Rantoul, IL. as of November 1995, same, July 2006.
AC-130A USAF 56-0509, c/n 3117
Airlifter with 314 TCW, 315 AD, 374 TCW; to Ling-Temco-Vought, August 1970, and modified to AC-130A. Operations with 16th Special Operations Squadron; damaged at An Loc, South Vietnam, 23 December 1972; named "Raids Kill 'Em Dead", October, 1974, to 711th Special Operations Squadron, July 1975, named "Ultimate End", April, 1994; assigned to Hurlburt Field, Florida, October, 1994, and retired to Hurlburt Field's Air Commando Memorial Park, May 1995.
C-130A USAF 56-0518, c/n 3126
Airlifter with 314 TCW, 315 AD, 41 ATS, 328 TAS; to South Vietnamese Air Force 435 Transport Squadron, November 1972; holds the C-130 record for taking off with the most personnel on board, during evacuation of SVN, 29 April 1975, with 452. Back to USAF, 185 TAS, 105 TAS; gate guard at Little Rock AFB Visitor Center by March 1993, same June 2003.
C-130A USAF 57-0453, c/n 3160
Various airlifter assignments from 1958 to 1991, last duty with 155th TAS, 164th TAG, Tennessee Air National Guard, Memphis International Airport, Tennessee, 1976-1991, named "Nite Train to Memphis"; to AMARC in December, 1991, then sent to Texas for modification into replica of C-130A-II 56-0528, shot down by Russian fighters over Soviet .Yerevan, Armenia on 2 September 1958, while on ELINT mission with loss of all crew.^ Various airlifter assignments from 1958 to 1991, last duty with 155th TAS, 164th TAG, Tennessee Air National Guard, Memphis International Airport, Tennessee, 1976-1991, named "Nite Train to Memphis"; to AMARC in December, 1991, then sent to Texas for modification into replica of C-130A-II 56-0528, shot down by Russian fighters over Soviet Yerevan , Armenia on September 2 , 1958 , while on ELINT mission with loss of all crew.
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^ Sep1958 The aircraft was shot down by 4 Mig-17s while on a SIGINT mission over Yerevan, Armenia.
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^ May1968 The aircraft was shot down in Vietnam near the border of Laos with the loss of all crew members.
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.Now displayed in National Vigilance Park, National Security Agency grounds, Fort George Meade, Maryland.^ Now displayed in National Vigilance Park , National Security Agency grounds, Fort George Meade , Maryland .
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^ The aircraft was painted up to represent 56-0528 and placed on static display at Vigilance Park, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, USA..
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.Three-blade prop replaced later four-blade version.^ Three-blade prop replaced later four-blade version.
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^ The initial production model was the C-130A, with four three-bladed Allison T56-A-9 turboprops.
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^ Four-bladed Hartzell propellers replaced the Aero Product three-bladed propellers that distinguished the earlier A-models.
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C-130D USAF 57-0490, c/n 3197
Ops with 61st TCS, 17th TCS, lost no. 1 prop in flight, belly-landed, repaired, July 1975, 139th TAS with skis, July 1975-April 1983; to MASDC, 1984-1985, GC-130D ground trainer, Chanute AFB, Illinois, 1986-1990; Chanute TTC closed, September 1993, airframe to Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum, Rantoul, Illinois, July 1994; moved to Empire State Air Museum, Schenectady County Airport, New York, placed at Stratton ANGB gate, October 1994, same, August 2008.
NC-130B USAF 57-0526, c/n 3502
Second B model manufactured, initially delivered as JC-130B; assigned to 6515th Organizational Maintenance Squadron for flight testing at Edwards AFB, California on 29 Nov 1960; turned over to 6593rd Test Squadron's Operating Location No. 1 at Edwards AFB and spent next seven years supporting Corona Program; "J" status and prefix removed from aircraft Oct 1967; transferred to 6593rd Test Squadron at Hickam AFB, Hawaii and modified for mid-air retrieval of satellites; acquired by 6514th Test Squadron at Hill AFB in Jan 1987 and used as electronic testbed and cargo transport; aircraft retired Jan 1994 with 11,000+ flight hours and moved to Hill Aerospace Museum by January 1994, same September 2008.
KC-130F USMC BuNo 149798, c/n 3680
Used in tests in October-November 1963 by the U.S. Navy for unarrested landings and unassisted take-offs from the carrier .USS Forrestal, it remains the record holder for largest aircraft to operate from a carrier flight deck, and carried the name "Look Ma, No Hook" during the tests.^ "Operate a C-130 off an aircraft carrier?
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^ There were no irregularities during this flight.
  • NBDC - Summary of the Hercules Crash 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nbdc.nl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Hercules holds the record for the largest and heaviest aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier.
  • C-130 Hercules: Aircraft profile | Aviation Spectator - Airplanes, airliners, jets, videos, photos - RC to ballooning, civil and military aircraft, aerospace 2 February 2010 13:56 UTC aviationspectator.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Retired to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS Pensacola, Florida in May, 2003.
C-130G USMC BuNo 151891, c/n 3878
Modified to EC-130G, 1966, then testbed for EC-130Q in 1981. To TC-130G in May 1990 and assigned as Blue Angels support craft, serving as "Fat Albert Airlines" from 1991 to 2002. Retired to the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola, Florida, November 2002.
C-130E RCAF 10315, later 130315, c/n 4070
Service with many squadrons including 436, 435, 436 (again), 413, 8 Wing, and 426 Transport Training Squadron, by June 2005. Ground trainer, July 2006; to be installed in building, December 2007.
C-130E RAAF A97-160, c/n 4160
Airlifter with 37 Squadron from August 1966, withdrawn from use November 2000; to RAAF Museum, 14 November 2000, cocooned as of September 2005, same March 2007.
C-130E USAF 69-6579, c/n 4354
Ops with 61st TAS, 314th TAW, 50th AS, 61st AS; at Dyess AFB as maintenance trainer as GC-130E, March 1998, same, May 2005; to Dyess AFB museum, January 2004.
C-130E USAF 69-6580, c/n 4356
Ops with 61st TAS, 314th TAW, 317th TAW, 314th TAW, 317th TAW, 40th AS, 41st AS, 43rd AW, center wing cracks, April 2002, to Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover AFB, 2 February 2004.
C-130E USAF 70-1269, c/n 4423
43rd AW, to Pope Air Park, Pope AFB, 2006.
C-130H Royal Norwegian Air Force 953, (USAF 68-10953) c.n. 4335
Retired 10 June 2007 and moved the the Air Force museum at Oslo Gardermoen in May 2008.
C-130H RSAF 460, c/n 4566
Operated by 4 Squadron .Royal Saudi Air Force, December 1974, same January 1987. Burned on ground, air conditioner fire - in airfield corner at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, December 1989. Restored for ground training by August 1993, same March 2002. At Riyadh Air Base Museum, November 2002, restored for ground display.^ The aircraft was acquired by the Royal Saudi Air Force .
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The aircraft was allocated for use as a ground training aid at Scott Air Force Base.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

^ The aircraft was acquired by the Royal Saudi Air Force and was serialed as 460.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

Tail swap with RSAF 473, c/n 5235.
EC-130Q USN BuNo 159348, c/n 4601
TACAMO IV, ops with VQ-4, July 1975-July 1988; modified to TC-130Q, ops with VR-22, VXE-6; to Tinker AFB with VQ-3, VQ-4, "hack" aircraft as of December 1995. On static display by March 1997, same, March 2005.
C-130H USAF 74-1686, c/n 4669
Airlifter with the 463rd TAW; one of three C-130H airframes modified to YMC-130H for aborted rescue attempt of Iranian hostages, .Operation Credible Sport, with rocket packages blistered onto fuselage in 1980, but these were removed after mission was cancelled.^ The aircraft was modified with forward facing rockets as part of Operation Credible Sport, the planned rescue of the hostages at the US Embassy in Iran.
  • Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG. 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.cnapg.org [Source type: Reference]

Subsequent duty with the 4950th Test Wing, then donated to the Robins AFB museum, Georgia, in March 1988.
C-130E ..Tail # 40525 on Diplay at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum at Fort Bragg N.C. The Aircraft was last assigned to the 43rd AW at Pope AFB N.C prior to retirement from the USAF

Specifications (C-130H)

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Data from USAF C-130 Hercules fact sheet,[19] International Directory of Military Aircraft,[20] Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft,[21] Encyclopedia of Modern Military Aircraft[22]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 5: (two pilots, navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster)
  • Capacity:
  • Payload: 45,000 lb (20,000 kg)
  • Length: 97 ft 9 in (29.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in (40.4 m)
  • Height: 38 ft 3 in (11.6 m)
  • Wing area: 1,745 ft² (162.1 m²)
  • Empty weight: 75,800 lb (34,400 kg)
  • Useful load: 72,000 lb (33,000 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 155,000 lb (70,300 kg)
  • Powerplant:Allison T56-A-15 turboprops, 4,590 shp (3,430 kW) each
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 320 knots (366 mph, 592 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,060 m)
  • Cruise speed: 292 kn (336 mph, 540 km/h)
  • Range: 2,050 nmi (2,360 mi, 3,800 km)
  • Service ceiling: 23,000 ft (7,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,830 ft/min (9.3 m/s)
  • Takeoff distance: 3,586 ft (1,093 m) at 155,000 lb (70,300 kg) max gross weight;[22] 1,400 ft (427 m) at 80,000 lb (36,300 kg) gross weight[23]
Avionics

See also

Related development
Comparable aircraft
Related lists

References

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  3. ^ Boyne, Walter J. (1998). Beyond the Horizons: The Lockheed Story. New York: St. Martin's Press. 
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  6. ^ C-130K in the Austrian Air Force
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  8. ^ "USS Forrestal (CV 59)". navysite.de (Unofficial US Navy site). http://navysite.de/cvn/cv59.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
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  12. ^ Air Force Would Cancel Boeing C-130 Upgrade, 15 Other Programs
  13. ^ "Modular Airborne FireFighting Systems". U.S. Forest Service. http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/aviation/fixed_wing/maffs/index.html. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  14. ^ King, Capt. Vince, Jr. (1 November 2006). "Compass Call continues to 'Jam' enemy". Air Force Link (United States Air Force). http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123030212. 
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  18. ^ "Lockheed C-130 Hercules". Aviation Safety Network. Flight Safety Foundation. 2004-11-13. http://aviation-safety.net/database/type/type.php?type=335-C. Retrieved 2006-08-22. 
  19. ^ USAF C-130 Hercules fact sheet. USAF, Ocrober 2009.
  20. ^ Frawley, Gerard. The International Directory of Military Aircraft, 2002/03, p. 108. Fyshwick, ACT, Australia: Aerospace Publications Pty Ltd, 2002. ISBN 1-875671-55-2.
  21. ^ Donald, David, ed. "Lockheed C-130 Hercules". The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Barnes & Nobel Books, 1997. ISBN 0-7607-0592-5.
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  23. ^ C-130 characteristics. uscost.net. Retrieved: 7 July 2009.
  24. ^ Jane's Electronic Mission Aircraft: AN/APN-241 (United States)

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