C-130 Hercules News
Tyonek subsidiary to support A-Kit manufacturing & modification for C-130H
Tyonek Services Overhaul Facility, a subsidiary of Tyonek Services Group, Inc. (TSG), will support Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) through manufacturing services and modification of C-130H model aircraft with the updated all-digital radar warning receiver AN/ALR-69A(V) RWR. SRC is the prime contractor.
Nevada Air Guard completes successful Green Flag exercise
The Nevada Air National Guard's 192nd Airlift Squadron garnered a series of awards as the lead unit during the Green Flag Little Rock (GFLR) training exercise last February.
The C-130 Hercules leaves the Falkland Islands after 36 years
On Thursday 5 April 2018, RAF Brize Norton, home of the Air Mobility Force, welcomed home the Hercules C-130 after completing 36 years of support to the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI).
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Apr 25, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 153
write-off: 339
preserved: 70
stored: 487
instructional: 154
on order: 15
active: 1330
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 22
Fleet drop: 50
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Today in C-130 history
25 Apr 1972
C-130E #64-0508, c/n 3992, of the 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 374th Tactical Airlift Wing, shot down near drop zone at An L?c, South Vietnam, during night mission.
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I'm not speeding! I'm just flying low.
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AC-130 Prototype
USAF #54-626
C-130A
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 "Smurf"

LTjg was very short and we already had an Elf
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