C-130 Hercules News
Yokota’s C-130J Super Hercules makes its debut in Red Flag-Alaska
After a transition from the older C-130H Hercules model, the 36th Airlift Squadron are ready to provide tactical airlift throughout RF-A.
The Navy has landed
The first Department of the Navy C-130, flown by the Marines, has arrived at Robins Air Force Base as part of a new workload for base personnel.
74 years later, spirit of D-Day lives on
"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: you are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jun 25, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 154
write-off: 343
preserved: 71
stored: 490
instructional: 150
on order: 13
active: 1333
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 25
Fleet drop: 62
Today in C-130 history
25 Jun 2003
An unidentified IRIAF C-130 crashed near Rudshour, Iran during training flight from Tehran
25 Jun 1968
C-130E #62-1861, c/n 3825, with the 50th Troop Carrier Squadron from December 1965, from Tuy Hoa departed Katum, took .50 calibre AAA fire which set number one (port outer) engine afire which spread along port wing. Crash landed at Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, with only nose and port landing gear extended, veered off runway, exploded and burned. Crew of five escaped through cockpit overhead hatch and survived.
Quote of the Day
There are only two types of aircraft - fighters and targets.
-- Major Doyle Wahoo Nicholson, USMC
Fighter pilot
C-130 Hall of Fame
Largest aircraft to land on a carrier
USNavy #149798
Used for carrier suitability trials on the USS Forrestal making 29 touch and goes, and 21 landings and unassisted takeoffs just off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The aircraft was being studied for use as a Carrier Onboard Delivery transport. The refueling pods were removed from the aircraft for the tests. This C-130 made history as the largest aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier but never became operational.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "RAMROD"

Involved an unfortunate encounter with an unlucky civi female... I learned that there IS such a thing as too much. (thought up by my staff members long before the super troopers film)
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