C-130 Hercules News
Civilian Herk crash Lands
Small pieces of wreckage from a C-130 crash is all over a Santa Barbara runway in California. Fortunately everyone got out safely.
Building camaraderie at every altitude
Dozens of figures dot the sky, swifty descending into the golden Romanian fields as the aircraft that deployed them circles above, preparing for another airdrop in support of Carpathian Summer 19.
C-130H2 upgraded models arrive at 179th AW
The 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, is welcoming three C-130H2 models to their current C-130H fleet, the first two arrived on July 19 and the third on August 8, 2019.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Sep 20, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 162
write-off: 346
preserved: 74
stored: 504
instructional: 149
on order: 10
active: 1321
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 49
Today in C-130 history
Quote of the Day
There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, BUT THERE ARE NO OLD, BOLD PILOTS.
-- Harry J. Task, Maj. USAF (ret.)
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AC-130 Prototype
USAF #54-626
Prototype for the AC-130A but the 'AC' part was never designated. Modifications were done at Wright-Patterson AFB by Aeronautical Systems Division during March and April of 1967. Testing was then done in mid 1967 at Eglin AFB, Florida. Starting September 21, 1967 the aircraft did a 3 month combat deployment to test the aircrafts capability in a real combat environment and operated out of Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam. Often carried tail number 0-41626.
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Callsign "Salesman"

Apparently a guy who had a hard time closing the deal. (use your imagination)
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