C-130H Royal Norwegian Air Force 953 was retired 10 June 2007 and moved to the Air Force museum at Oslo Gardermoen in May 2008. In the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, the No. [50] Although Fat Albert supports a Navy squadron, it is operated by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and its crew consists solely of USMC personnel. 55-037 used by the 773 TCS, 483 TCW, 315 AD, 374 TCW, 815 TAS, 35 TAS, 109 TAS, belly-landed at Duluth, Minnesota, April 1973, repaired; 167 TAS, 180 TAS, to Chanute Technical Training Center as GC-130A, May 1984; now displayed at Museum of Missouri Military History, C-130A, AF Ser. Deliveries began in December 1956, continuing until the introduction of the C-130B model in 1959. Other versions of the EC-130, most notably the EC-130H Compass Call, are also special variants, but are assigned to the Air Combat Command (ACC). [5] The Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter had rear ramps, which made it possible to drive vehicles onto the airplane (also possible with forward ramp on a C-124). It was tested on a NC-130B prototype aircraft with a pair of T-56 turbines providing high pressure air through a duct system to the control surfaces and flaps during landing. No. 62-1787, on display at the, KC-130F, USN/USMC BuNo 149798 used in tests in October–November 1963 by the U.S. Navy for, C-130G, USN/USMC BuNo 151891; modified to EC-130G, 1966, then testbed for EC-130Q TACAMO in 1981. The Royal Canadian Air Force became another early user with the delivery of four B-models (Canadian designation C-130 Mk I) in October / November 1960.[36]. The combined system is FAA certified. They also performed daylight maritime survey flights. 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 USN C-130T is similar, but has additional avionics improvements. [73] USAF C-130A/B/E-models had an overall attrition rate of 5% as of 1989 as compared to 1-2% for commercial airliners in the U.S., according to the NTSB, 10% for B-52 bombers, and 20% for fighters (F-4, F-111), trainers (T-37, T-38), and helicopters (H-3). Our Movers operate IT systems, load and unload transport aircraft and accompany cargo all over the world by air, rail and road. [15] Modifications made to the HTTB included extended chord ailerons, a long chord rudder, fast-acting double-slotted trailing edge flaps, a high-camber wing leading edge extension, a larger dorsal fin and dorsal fins, the addition of three spoiler panels to each wing upper surface, a long-stroke main and nose landing gear system, and changes to the flight controls and a change from direct mechanical linkages assisted by hydraulic boost, to fully powered controls, in which the mechanical linkages from the flight station controls operated only the hydraulic control valves of the appropriate boost unit. 64-0525 was on display at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum at, C-130E-LM, AF Ser. The A-model continued in service through the Vietnam War, where the aircraft 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. [53], In 2017, France and Germany announced that they are to build up a joint air transport squadron at Evreux Air Base, France, comprising ten C-130J aircraft. C-130E RAAF A97-160 used by 37 Squadron from August 1966, withdrawn from use November 2000; to, CC-130E RCAF 10313 (later 130313) is on display at the, CC-130E RCAF 10307 (later 130307) is on display in the Reserve Hangar at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, C-130B FAC 1010 (serial number 3521) moved on 14 January 2016 to the Colombian Aerospace Museum in, C-130B FAC1011 (serial number 3585, ex 59-1535) preserved at the Colombian Air and Space Museum within, C-130B Indonesian Air Force A-1301 preserved at Sulaeman Airstrip, Bandung. [19] On 2 September 2009, Bloomberg news reported that the planned Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) upgrade to the older C-130s would be dropped to provide more funds for the F-35, CV-22 and airborne tanker replacement programs. The model had four engines, including two Williams FJ44 turbofans. The C-130A entered service with the U.S. Air Force in December 1956. It was identified in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review for withdrawal from service in 2022, a decade earlier than originally planned, while the C-130K was retired on October 28, 2013 after almost five decades on the frontline. [8], After the two prototypes were completed, production began in Marietta, Georgia, where over 2,300 C-130s have been built through 2009. On 12 February 2007, RAF Hercules C.4 C-130J-30 ZH876, c/n 5460, seriously damaged during landing, no casualties. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ", MC-130 J name change promotes modern missions, preserves heritage, "Lockheed Martin's Sea Hercules unveiled", "Aircraft Air Accidents and Damage Rates. Also occasionally used for. 64-0533 - Taken in December 1964 by 314th Troop Carrier Wing, Sewart AFB, TN. 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