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    #21


    is that spiderman jumping out of an iranian herc






    http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/article.htm

    great articles on the hercules
    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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      #22
      one more for your collection baby
      i hope you like it.
      Camaro.
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        #23
        Originally posted by bring_it_on
        is that spiderman jumping out of an iranian herc
        Not really since that's clearly a French Herk.

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          #24
          Hey Maroc
          You are a liar! Thats not a Morrocan Hercules, thats a Soviet era transport plane used in Afghanistan, I saw it on James Bond film "The living daylights"

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            #25
            http://www.cgaux.com/C-130carrierlanding.htm
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            Unofficial HAF photos and profiles
            http://hafcphotos.cs.net
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              #26
              any more pics from Zaire?

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                #27
                Zaire

                Originally posted by fabe
                any more pics from Zaire?
                Force Aerienne Zairoise
                Last edited by gkozak; 11th December 2009, 01:00.

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                  #28
                  LARAF C-130H

                  Libyan Arab Republic Air Force C-130H, one of eight delivered by the US before its embargo on Libya.
                  Last edited by gkozak; 11th December 2009, 01:00.

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                    #29
                    Originally posted by Dutchy
                    So let's try and get pictures of all the 60 countries whom opperate, or have opperated the Hercules. Happy hunting

                    The rest is up to you .
                    You got your numbers wrong. I alone have pics of 67 military operators..

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by glanini
                      Gabon

                      Niger

                      Zambia
                      Glanini, despite of good effort I have to disagree with your Herc of Zambia. The one you have posted has clearly a horizontally stripped flag on the fin with white central section, not even close to the vertically-stripped flag Zambian aircraft have on their fins. This is some kind of Yemen or Egypt, most propably Niger (due to the writing under the cockpit windows).
                      Last edited by flex297; 17th January 2005, 09:49.

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                        #31
                        I Agree

                        Originally posted by flex297
                        Glanini, despite of good effort I have to disagree with your Herc of Zambia. The one you have posted has clearly a horizontally stripped flag on the fin with white central section, not even close to the vertically-stripped flag Zambian aircraft have on their fins. This is some kind of Yemen or Egypt, most propably Niger (due to the writing under the cockpit windows).
                        Yes, these Hercs appear to be, in order, from Zaire, Gabon, and most likely Niger. I don't think it's an Egyptian example, because in pictures I've seen the fin flash is more prominent, as were the fuselage roundels.

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                          #32
                          Deployed C-130Js Exceeding Expectations

                          (Source: US Air Force Air Mobility Command; issued Jan. 20, 2005)

                          SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILL. --- When the C-130J -- the newest variant of the versatile C-130 Hercules -- deployed for the first time nearly a month ago, Air Mobility Command officials said they were confident the aircraft would perform to their expectations.

                          According to the C-130J deployed mission commander, during the first few weeks of the aircraft's deployment, the J model has met and in some cases exceeded those expectations.

                          Col. Lawrence Gallogly, commander of the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, said the C-130J has performed admirably, and all indications are the aircraft is ideally suited for conditions that require the higher power settings and increased cargo-carrying capacity of the C-130J.

                          "We have only had [about four weeks] of flying in the theater, but we have already logged in excess of 393 flying hours, carried over 1,743 passengers and over 627 tons of cargo," said the colonel. And, he said as unit personnel become more familiar with the J model and its payload capacity, he expects those numbers will be even higher.

                          Colonel Gallogly said one of the biggest benefits of the J model has been the aircraft's increased cargo capacity. He said two C-130Js can provide the cargo carrying capacity of almost three E and H model C-130s. "This is a force multiplier for the theater commander," added the colonel.

                          Aside from the improved power capabilities and increased cargo capacity, Colonel Gallogly said the addition of the J models alongside the older C-130 aircraft has been nearly transparent.

                          "We have assimilated [the C-130Js] into the pre-existing C-130 squadron with no noticeable difference," explained the colonel. "Of course we have a little good natured ribbing that goes back and forth between aircraft types, but it's all in fun. We've actually had quite a few E and H model crewmembers fly with us as observers during our orientation rides in theater, and I think they have been very impressed."

                          Lt. Col. Mark Sheehan, 746th EAS director of operations, agreed that the orientation flights have changed more than a few opinions.

                          "There were a great many urban legends about the C-130J throughout the other units," said Colonel Sheehan. "We provided a briefing to wing leadership and offered the opportunity for observers and operations group staff to fly with C-130J crews. Once they see the difference in performance and capability, they quickly agree that the C-130J is an outstanding tactical airlifter."

                          In addition to its deployed mission success, Colonel Gallogly said the aircraft is also performing well in the area of "spare parts availability;" something some C-130J critics said would be a problem in a deployed environment.

                          "Part of our job here is to identify which C-130J parts will be our high-failure-rate parts and which [parts] might hold up better than expected," explained the colonel. "Thus far, the supply system has been great at keeping up with the few needs we have had. Our mission capable rate is much higher than the fleet average, and spare parts simply have not been an issue."

                          Although AMC officials are happy with the C-130J's initial success, the colonel said C-130J operators and maintainers still have a lot to learn, and he expects even more success from the newest member of the Hercules family.

                          He credits the aircraft's successes to a total force effort of active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel.

                          "We would not be here on this deployment today had it not been for a truly joint effort," he said. "We often hear the phrase 'one team one fight,' but we have lived it on several levels."

                          Those "levels," according to the colonel, include the AMC headquarters staff, particularly the AMC's Operations Modernization Division, for getting the aircraft and the crews ready to deploy. He also credited Guard units in Rhode Island, Maryland and California, and Reserve personnel in Mississippi, who supported the deployment with C-130J aircrews and maintenance personnel.

                          Colonel Sheehan said he also thinks the C-130J has performed "extremely well" during the first month of its deployment, and he also credits the aircraft's success to the maintenance personnel and crews who worked hard to integrate the new aircraft into the deployed operations.

                          "We are part of the normal day-to-day operations and working the same shifts and missions as the other C-130 squadrons," he said. "This combat test is validation of both the aircraft and the training developed by the initial cadre of instructors. And when we return home, we can provide feedback to the [field training unit] at Little Rock [AFB, Ark.] and further refine training for future C-130J crews."

                          Colonel Gallogly added that it's great to see the C-130Js operating alongside their active-duty counterparts as a single, integrated operation.

                          "Im proud to be part of [the C-130J's first deployment]," he said. "I hope it will set the standard of future deployments of the J and mark the beginning of a long and storied history of the next generation of Hercules."

                          General John W. Handy, commander of Air Mobility Command and U.S. Transportation Command, has closely monitored the C-130Js progress.

                          I am extremely pleased with the performance of the C-130J during this deployment, he said. That success is a testament to the dedicated, professional team of Airmen supporting the mission and the magnificent C-130J. Together, they are setting a pace that will be hard to beat!
                          "The chief business of the American people is business." -Calvin Coolidge

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                            #33
                            C-130

                            Cameroon Air Force 1978
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                              #34
                              FWIW, the JASDF F-4 fan site at
                              http://www.f-4ej.com/top.htm
                              has a photo of a JASDF C-130 Jr, nose number 077, taken at the Gifu AB air show, at
                              http://www.f-4ej.com/cgi-bin/c-board...130jr-7777.JPG

                              (IMO, further evidence that JASDF ground crew are: either bored to the point of sickness, or have a sense of humour.)
                              Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

                              http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-databas...irforce/ROKAF/

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                                #35
                                Originally posted by 334_Pegasus
                                Not really since that's clearly a French Herk.
                                Are you sure ?
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                                Daihatsu Consorte Specifications
                                Last edited by Merlock; 4th March 2011, 16:30.

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                                  #36
                                  Gotta respect the plane - an old as dirt design, and so versitle.
                                  Not only does it haul cargo, vehicles, troops and stuff, it drops
                                  some of the biggest bombs in the world.

                                  To top it off, it's possibly the most effective and fearsome attack
                                  aircraft in the world. All you have to do is watch some footage of
                                  Spooky in action. I can't imagine the terror of being under attack
                                  from such a weapon. Even more so in the new ones that they're
                                  upgrading with 30mm chain guns.

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                                    #37
                                    Found this on US Navy site. US Marines C-130 for supporting US Navy "Blue Angels" aerobatic team.
                                    Anyone got any more information on this? How many? Specific roles, etc.
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                                      #38
                                      Some northafrican C-130's:
                                      Tunisia
                                      Cameroon
                                      Sudan.
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                                        #39
                                        Originally posted by PAF Fan
                                        Hey Maroc
                                        You are a liar! Thats not a Morrocan Hercules, thats a Soviet era transport plane used in Afghanistan, I saw it on James Bond film "The living daylights"

                                        No No No you are BOTH wrong! They are Somali Hercs....(check them out in the background shots in some of the airbase ramp scenes in the movie Blackhawk Down)

                                        ps Great thread: loveable aircraft, interesting photos, no flamers!

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                                          #40
                                          Well it is an interesting thread and one that played merry heck with my bandwidth, but I got there in the end.

                                          Here you go guys, some pics of herky birds from this neck of the woods

                                          1. RAAF C-130A in Vung Tau in 1970 36 Sqdn No: A97-116
                                          2. RAAF C-130E in Vung Tau in 1970 37 Sqdn No: A97-177
                                          3. RAAF C-130H over Australia 36 Sqdn (gif image)
                                          4. RAAF C-130J-30 Over Australia 37 Sqdn (gif inage)
                                          5. RNZAF C-130H at RNZAF Ohakea in1998 40 Sqdn no: NZ7004 (old markings)
                                          Its interesting to note that the RNZAF got the first three C-130Hs off the production line: these being NZ7001 - NZ7003 delivered in 1965 and two more (NZ7004 NZ7005) being added in 1969.












                                          I always wondered about haveing a comp for all the herk users in the world, the winner of the comp would win either a new herk or a years maintanence from LM.
                                          It's a good thing you are short, that way you don't have to live up to a high IQ!

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