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    Quote 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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    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.

    "I’m 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-130J’s 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!”
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    C-130

    Cameroon Air Force 1978
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    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.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 334_Pegasus
    Not really since that's clearly a French Herk.
    Are you sure ?
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    Last edited by Merlock; 4th March 2011 at 16:30.

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    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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    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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    Some northafrican C-130's:
    Tunisia
    Cameroon
    Sudan.
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    Quote 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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    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)
    It’s interesting to note that the RNZAF got the first three C-130H’s 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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    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"
    PAF Fan: Mate you you the full quid or what? just because you see something in a movie that is supposed to be something else doesn't make it such, if you have a good look mate you can clearly see that it is a Royal Moroccan Air Force C-130, ok the first pic is deceiving but look on the under surface of the wing, see the red circle clearly a Moroccan symbol. Hollywood paid big bucks to have this plane used in that movie , they painted over most of the national and ident markings but had to leave the under wing ones on.
    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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    Does anyone have any info and pictures (artist work / drawings or 3-view drawings) of the Lockheed proposed C-130 Hercules derivatives-

    C-130 WBS (Wide-Body STOL) for the USAF’s AMST (Advanced Medium STOL Transport) program), which was to have featured the following-
    Its fuselage enlarged in height from 9.1 ft to 11.3 ft; in width from 10ft to 11.7 ft and in length from 41.4 ft to 48.1 ft;
    Strengthened wings and engine to accommodate T-56-A-15 engines, with 14 ft dia props;
    Its floor and loading ramp strengthend;
    Stronger landing gear;
    A new larger chord rudder and dorsal fin



    & The C-130 VLS (Improved Volume Loadability Speed), which was to have featured the following- Increased after cargo loading door in size
    Drag reduction by the addition of a T-tail
    Allison DDA 501-M-71 engines of 5,600 eshp, driving 14 ft
    dia props
    Fuel economy increased by 21 per cent,
    Range increase of 33 per cent


    Anything would be great

    Regards
    Pioneer

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Chan
    (IMO, further evidence that JASDF ground crew are: either bored to the point of sickness, or have a sense of humour.)
    JASDF C-130 Jr in action. Air drop.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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

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    http://www.airandspacemagazine.com/A...HR/HercOn.html

    "C-130F in Carrier Operations Evaluation"

    In a test of the venerable and versatile C-130's suitability to support the Navy, a C-130F was equipped with an antiskid braking system and landed on the U.S.S. Forrestal. Footage courtesy Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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

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    wow this is a great thread any one got any infor on british herks

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    Smile C-130

    Didn't know Disneyland has an air force.
    Doesn't look Photoshopped.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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

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    Iranian C-130
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    Turkish air force
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    Brazilian C-130
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    C-130 from various countries.
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    Cool AC-130

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    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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

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    No mistaking which country this one comes from!
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    "Aviation is a useless and expensive fad advocated by a few individuals whose ideas are unworthy of attention."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Lima
    No mistaking which country this one comes from!
    Finally a fellow traveller! Satenas, last sunday, right?
    Regards,

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    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
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    Correct, Arthur, I put up a whole thread on the Air show forum (although I only saw 2/3 of it - the amount of traffic frightened me into driving home to Göteborg before the Gripens, etc. displayed).
    "Aviation is a useless and expensive fad advocated by a few individuals whose ideas are unworthy of attention."
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    Cool

    http://news.livedoor.com/webapp/jour...picture_detail

    19 October 2006:
    During training at Iwojima (Ioujima), JASDF C-130 dumped flares to spoof simulated SAM.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

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

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    A few C130's from the RIAT show in 2000 sorry about the picture quality before my switch to digital.

    1.Royal Jordanian Air Force
    2.Royal Air Force
    3.South African Air Force
    4.Royal Canadian Air Force
    5.DERA




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    I think I saw a model of a Herc flying boat (with inverted engines mounted on top of the wing à la P-3) and one of a Herc on floats a long time ago.

    Were these serious proposals, and does anyone here have those pics?

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    Check here:

    http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/articles/float.htm

    Note, it is usually not the best idea to revive old threads (But this one fits your question, so... )
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankvw View Post
    And that covers the model on floats, thank you!
    Note, it is usually not the best idea to revive old threads (But this one fits your question, so... )
    I'm aware of that, I'm not a newbie on forums, although I am new here. But usually it IS the best idea to post where your question is most on topic. And this one seemd just right.

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